Cyberpunk 2077 launches new-gen versions and hefty patch 1.5 today

Cyberpunk 2077
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The Cyberpunk 2077 new-gen version is launching today, alongside the hefty 1.5 update.

Just earlier today, CD Projekt Red announced during a livestream that the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of Cyberpunk 2077 would be arriving later today on both platforms. You can check out gameplay of the PS5 version just below, which boasts ray-tracing, faster loading times, and a boatload of other technical and visual improvements (as well as adaptive triggers and haptic feedback for the PS5's DualSense controller).

There are also two game modes for Cyberpunk on PS5 and Xbox Series X: Performance, and Ray-Tracing. The former mode boosts the game to a stable 60 frames per second across both platforms, while the latter locks the action to 30FPS, but with added ray-traced additions like reflections. The Xbox Series S only has a Performance mode meanwhile, generating 1440p output with 30FPS.

Elsewhere, update 1.5 for all versions of Cyberpunk 2077 was detailed in full. This new version of the game debuts a reworked perk tree, improvements to AI, changes to crowds and traffic behavior, adjustments to driving mechanics, and much more. It even adds brand new apartments for V to rent all around Night City, provided you've got the cash for them.

This all follows after extensive rumors of a new-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077. We originally knew that the new-gen versions of Cyberpunk 2077 would be launching at some point this year, but last month in January, a user noted that PSN had been updated to quietly add a PS5 version of Cyberpunk 2077 in the backend, seemingly pointing to an imminent launch.

Just yesterday even, Xbox's dashboard appeared to out the shadow-launch of Cyberpunk 2077's upgrade, listing a new-gen upgrade as available to download, even though it wasn't. Now though, all this speculation has been cleared up, and the upgraded version of CD Projekt Red's action-RPG is here to stay.

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Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.