Recently, NVIDIA shared the Cyberpunk 2077 RTX launch trailer on their YouTube channel, and it portrays the most anticipated first-person open-world role-playing game of the year made by CD Projekt RED at optimum performance!
To be precise, there are four Cyberpunk 2077 RTX effects that improve the game’s visuals beyond the usual Ultra/Psycho default presets.
Check them out below:
Ray-Traced Diffuse Illumination – This captures sky radiance as well as emissive lighting from various surfaces, which is difficult to achieve with traditional rendering techniques. When enabled, billboards and other illuminated plaques and objects will brighten their surroundings with naturally colored lighting, and the sun and moon will realistically lighten Night City.
Ray-Traced Reflections – In Cyberpunk 2077, ray-traced reflections are used on all surfaces, and to trace ranges for up to several kilometers, enabling realistic reflections across vast view distances. They are present on both opaque and transparent objects and surfaces to simulate the way light reflects from glossy and metal surfaces by tracing a single bounce of reflection rays against the scene.
Ray-Traced Ambient Occlusion – In Cyberpunk 2077, ray-traced ambient occlusion can be used with local lights to approximate local shadowing effects where shadows are missing, greatly improving the quality of the ambient occlusion effect.
Ray-Traced Shadows – In Cyberpunk 2077, directional shadows from sun and moonlight are added to the game, based on the strength of light, scattering of light through clouds, and other factors.
You can watch the RTX Launch trailer by NVIDIA below:
Besides, you can choose to enable or disable Reflections, Ambient Occlusion, and Ray-Traced Shadows, while Ray-Traced Lightning also enables you to tune the quality level of Cyberpunk 2077 o the RTX effect between Ultra, Psycho, and Medium.
By the way, you’ll have to enable NVIDIA DLSS to get better frame rates—up to 60%–when the RTX effect is active.
Note: this can only be possible if you have the optimized Game Ready driver. So, if you haven’t got it, you should download it.
Another thing to take note of is AMD’s new Radeon RX 6000 Series GPUs cannot allow any ray-traced effects in Cyberpunk 2077, but the CD Projekt RED team is working with AMD to create support for these features down the road.
Notwithstanding, AMD users can still enable Static FidelityFX CAS or Dynamic to boost performance while maintaining sharp image quality.
Game Plot Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour, and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality. You can customize your character’s cyberware, skillset, and play-style, and explore a vast city where the choices you make can shape the story and the world around you.