Cyberpunk 2077 Next-Gen Comparison - Augmented For Xbox Series X|S, But is it Much of a Visual Leap?

Cyberpunk 2077 Next-Gen Comparison - Augmented For Xbox Series X|S, But is it Much of a Visual Leap?

Richard Walker

Today saw CD Projekt RED rolling out its long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 next-gen update, landing slap-bang in Q1 2022 as promised back in November. Yes, it's been a long time coming, and it's finally here. But is the next-gen update worth the wait? We thought we'd investigate.

In case you're wondering what the new update does (which arrives alongside the massive 1.5 patch), on Xbox Series X, it serves up dynamic 4K resolution, faster loading times, various technical and visual improvements, and support for ray tracing. Performance Mode enables you to play at 60fps, while Ray Tracing Mode has ray tracing (obvs) at 30fps. On Xbox Series S, you get 1440p resolution at 30fps.

If you're curious about how the Xbox Series X|S version measures up against the original Xbox One version, and how Performance Mode and Ray Tracing Mode compare, then we've got you covered. Take a look at our Cyberpunk 2077 next-gen update comparison video below, and then remind yourself of our review here. If you like.

  • Seems like this gen has been mostly disappointing so far. Ray tracing should be 60, game should be solid 60.
  • Sadly it always takes until the end of a consoles lifespan to reach it’s full potential.

    Mainly due to how different each new consoles coding works for games.
  • I thought the upgrade looked pretty good. Those were some crisp looking textures. And some nice lighting. The last gen looked like smog was all over the city and now on series X it's crisp and clean.

    My only disappointment is I thought Series X version would have increased crowds. But in the comparison shots it was the same number of people or less.
  • Does the Series X version require to be installed to the internal drive? as it appears the Series S doesn't.
  • Scrap that it's now just asked me to transfer it
  • Can we please stop with "next gen" This not a next gen update. It is current gen update. Series X / S is now in its second year of being out.
    Next gen is Ps6 / next Xbox.

    Thank you for the compassion though.
  • groungemunky, ALL next gen games require internal installation.
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