Cyberpunk 2077 was Really Real this Year

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  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    The game Cyberpunk 2077 draws a lot of criticism as being vaporware. Dark Side of Gaming is coming out with this article today letting us know that it was a real game running on real hardware, and we did actually get the system specs that it was running on. Live gameplay was only shown to invited press. We of course were waiting to get a release date, which of course we did not. Our "official" Cyberpunk 2077 discussion thread, was started in 2012. Yep, it's still going. Destructoid has a write-up on everything it learned about the game this year at E3.

    Check out the trailer.

    At the official Discord server, CD Projekt RED’s community manager “Alicja” confirmed the PC specs of the machine that was running Cyberpunk 2077’s E3 2018 demo. According to Alicja, the demo was running on an Intel i7-8700K with 32GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080Ti.
     
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  2. Armenius

    Armenius [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I still don't understand why CDPR just didn't release the gameplay footage for all of us to see. I'm never going to take seriously an irrelevent game journo's narrative on what they saw. Stop throwing the gaming press a bone and just let them die a well deserved death.
     
  3. cageymaru

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    Because if they release the footage and then find out that a texture on a coat is causing mid range video cards to choke; people are going to be "outraged" when they alter the texture. CDPR lied at E3! Smoke and mirrors! Blah, blah, blah.

    Best to show it to the rest of the world when they are close to shipping a finished product. WYSIWYG ;)
     
  4. motomonkey

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    In before the inevitable silly comparisons to Star Citizen!

    Have been waiting on this game for a long time, used to play the pen and paper version, still one of my favorite RPG's, along with Shadowrun.
     
  5. M76

    M76 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Don't tell me you believe that excuse. If it chokes on a mid range card, then alter the texture in medium detail mode only, why alter the texture for people with hi-end hardware?
     
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    I blame SJW-cuck-statists and their endless suppression of our freedoms, that texture was too manly for the SJW-cuck-statists so they had it feminised.

    Everybody knows women are low res and just use anisotropic filtering to blend in with humans.
     
  7. lostin3d

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    I have to agree with cageymaru plus also I was reminded in another Cyber thread about the flak they got with Witcher3 after downgrading the textures. I stated there pretty much the same reasons cagey did here. I do agree with you about media angle but it's also a brilliant way to seed the market for what will likely be one of the biggest releases(when it comes out) of that year-plus its kind of fun watching all the media outlets squirm trying to relay this stuff.
     
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    well...my lowly FuryX won't be running this :S
     
  9. cageymaru

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    Artistic freedom. Maybe they didn't like the way that it looks six months from now and decide to change something in the game that was clearly shown as part of the game footage from E3 2018. There are whole Youtube channels dedicated to complaining about games being altered from their E3 hype reel footage.

    They kept the game under wraps for this long so making us wait awhile longer isn't going to hurt. ;)
     
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    I would refer to this post as brilliant...but you forgot "snowflake."
     
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  11. M76

    M76 [H]ardness Supreme

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    The so called journalists couldn't see the woods from the trees. Their word is even worse than showing nothing at all. Unless their intention is to generate as much fud as possible.
     
  12. M76

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    I'd refer to it as complete nonsense.
     
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    I'll need a 1070 to run this :(
     
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    I didn't realize people were doubting this game. These guys made the Witcher series, including one of the best games ever made in Witcher 3. Not to mention the Blood and Wine DLC, which by itself would be a Game of the Year contender.

    Now these guys are working on a game set in a Cyberpunk world? When was the last time, if ever, we had a game in that setting with such epic potential? They could hold off until 2030 and I'd still buy it day 1.
     
  15. Sikkyu

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    I guess tech press get more clicks if they call CDPR stuff fake? What about their history would believe anything they say would be disingenuous?

    FAKE NEWS
     
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    Sarcasm is sarcastic.

    I can see Poe's Law being in play for for the first statement -- I wasn't sure myself -- but did "everybody knows women are low res and just use anisotropic filtering to blend in with humans" really not do it? Come on, that was artful. ;)

    Edit:

    OMG I just had a thought...maybe you *did* realize the OP was sarcasm, but you think it *ought not to have been.* Which, while disconcerting, still serves to underscore the ambiguity of text-only communication.

    Sorry, but this is all too meta. I'm going to go twirl my mustache and plot the downfall of western civilization. Let me know if you guys sort it out.
     
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    By the time this comes out maybe AMD will actually have a card capable of playing it...
     
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    It would be silly to compare the two. CD Projekt Red is spending their own money on this game, so it is all on them. They are not charging their fans $1,000s, and while you can pre-order now, that money is being held by whomever you preordered with, not CD Projekt.
     
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    Pretty sure a Vega 56 or Vega 64 would be fine (barring a repeat of the Witcher 3 Hairworks debacle, of course).
     
  20. bugleyman

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    Wait...are you saying I shouldn't have taken out that 2nd mortgage to buy ships in Star Citizen?
     
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    It's the fans that cause the most harm sometimes. Any difference in visual quality, and they get pissed. You guys are right. Best to show off closer to release when those decisions have been made and more thorough testing has been done.
     
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    Did you play 2013, or 2020, or Cybergeneration?
     
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    the 1st edition, whatever it was, ran a campaign back in 1988 or 89', a lifetime ago.
     
  24. NoOther

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    No, you should be buying your ships in SC with all the money you make from mining on the system you had to buy to run SC when it comes out....
     
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    I will wait on this game as long as it takes.
    If you judge by the Witcher series, you will see that with every sequel, the game became more and more epic.
    I expect nothing less from Cyberpunk. Even if it's on The Witcher 3 level, it will be a fantastic game.
     
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    I care more about content being cut than graphics being altered. The game running well is far more important. However, I'll be bummed when looking at the back of a box and seeing a scene that never happens in the game. *cough* Resident Evil 2 PSX Console Box *cough*
     
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    M76 [H]ardness Supreme

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    As opposed to doing what? Breaking into their offices and stealing a copy? :LOL:
     
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    I don't remember a 2013, There was Cyberpunk, Cyberpunk 2020, and Cybergenerations, then a book to bridge Cybergenerations with Cyberpunk.

    Damn dannit if I don't want to play a Tinman Solo. ;)
     
  29. TangledThornz

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    This game sounds a lot like Deus Ex but with nudity and driving.
     
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    That is not a bad thing.
     
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    From an Intellectual Property standpoint I would say that Deus Ex borrowed heavily from Cyberpunk and Blade Runner. We never have a future of bright lights and metallic wonderland with blue skies and gleaming citadels where nobody starves and everyone is happy.

    At our core we know we need it to be faulty. We need a broken world to be able to identify with it. (Didn't they say that in the Matrix? )

    Though really I would love a game that starts in the idyllic world of everything shiny and great that breaks down as the character you play suffers from too much overload of great and perfect and it falls apart to reveal the gritty underpinnings of what is going on. There are probably a few that do that mind you. But it's been a while since we have seen a modern game do that.
     
  32. NoOther

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    So you want a game based on The Truman Show essentially? This is how XCOM2 starts out...
     
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    I'm emotionally invested and this is getting ridiculous! I'm asking CDPR for a refund! ;)
     
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    They can't give you an emotional refund because they are completely out of the fu*ks you've given. ;)
     
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    The Cyberpunk's first edition was set in 2013, so it would sometimes be called Cyberpunk 1st Ed or 2013.

    It's a shame the company pretty much closed up shop after doing the second volume of the Fourth Corporate War. The Fusion system (as shown in the long delayed Cyberpunk 3rd edition) didn't work that well for the game compared to the older Interlock and Friday Night Firefight systems.
     
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  37. NoOther

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    Say what?

    I played the first edition of Cyberpunk when I was a kid. It has been around forever and came out even before Shadowrun.
     
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    To be fair, I think CD Projekt RED looked at John Romero, Star Citizen, and Duke Nukem Forever and said "lets keep quiet until we are very close to release". After all, they were very quiet between the initial trailer five years ago and a Twitter tweet at the beginning of the year.
     
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  39. TangledThornz

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    Definitely not. The last game was great but suffered for lack of locations.