A fan has received an early copy of Cyberpunk 2077, and has used it to reveal the graphical modes that are available for players to choose from.
A Reddit user has leaked facts about Cyberpunk 2077 after apparently receiving an early copy of the game. CD Projekt Red’s long-awaited RPG is finally set to release next week on December 9th, after a long line of delays. The most recent holdup actually surprised the developers as much as it surprised the fans, as they were apparently not made aware of the delay until the news went public on social media.
But barring one final last-minute delay, Cyberpunk 2077 is officially less than a week from finally hitting shelves, and fans and developers alike are gearing up for the release that seemed like it would never come. In order to usher in this legendary game, Cyberpunk 2077 is partnering with Twitter to hold a virtual launch party called CyberNight. The event will feature developer Q&As, exclusives, and “surprises & more.” It will be hosted on Twitter on launch day, starting at 6PM EST.
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But one fan doesn’t have to wait until CyberNight. Reddit user DanXcel has apparently had his copy of the elusive game shipped to him early, giving him a golden opportunity to explore the game’s technical aspects. He has confirmed that the game has two separate modes, at least on Xbox Series X; there’s a “performance” mode and a “quality” mode. The basic concepts behind these two modes are pretty self-explanatory; the quality mode emphasizes graphics and makes the game look as pretty as possible, while performance mode emphasizes smoother gameplay, sacrificing visual quality in order to put less strain on the console. DanXcel was unable to provide any deep specifications on either mode, but he confirmed that performance mode was much smoother than quality in terms of framerate. He also identified a noticeable drop in visual resolution in performance mode, but that didn’t prevent him from identifying performance mode as the preferable option thanks to its better gameplay experience.
Leaks like this aren’t typically the most reliable way to get information, especially for something as major as this. But DanXcel has backed up his claims with some pretty convincing photographic evidence, including a photo of the game discs themselves in their case. There’s also precedent for players getting their copies early; one fan received their copy of the PS4 Collector’s Edition from Best Buy two days ago, well ahead of the game’s actual launch. Of course, fans who still doubt the validity of DanXcel’s Reddit leak will be able to verify it for themselves in just five days’ time.
Fans have had a long time to get impatient for Cyberpunk 2077. Some have channeled that impatience in strange new directions; someone has already released a VR porn parody of the game, a good while before the actual release. With just five days to go until it finally arrives, players can practically feel the case in their hands, even if they didn’t get an early copy. One can only hope that once Cyberpunk 2077 finally does release, it will prove to be well worth the wait.
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