This Upscaled 8K Footage From Cyberpunk 2077 Previews Xbox Series X Graphics Quality

Now, this is what a game is supposed to look like

The Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay footage released last year at Gamescom was impressive, but it wasn’t anywhere near as impressive as it is now that it has been upscaled to 8K. The best part is that you can even see the different on an “old-fashioned” 1080p monitor, and quite easily too.

The footage comes courtest of Ani HVX on YouTube and Preston Dortsch on Twitter. To create the upscaled video quality a tech similar to to the way you can upscale footage to 4k with Nvidia’s DLSS technology. Even better yet, it looks like we’ll be seeing even more of this footage in 8K as it’s released, as Dortsch admitted on Reddit:

“I’ll be properly upscaling whatever future video content CDPR releases over the game so keep your eyes peeled for that”

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Now, to explain the trickery a bit. I know it doesn’t seem logical that you can actually see the improvement offered by 8K on a 4K or lower monitor. As explained by Reddit user Tencer386, it falls on the higher bitrate of the footage, paired with better compression and higher resolution. The real takeaway here, outside of the eye candy that is this footage, is that it’s our first real look at what we can expected from the Xbox Series X port of Cyberpunk 2077 – something that Cd Projekt Red has promised would happen and would be made available for free to anyone who purchases the game for the Xbox One.

In the meantime, be sure to check out some of our recent Cyberpunk 2077 coverage:

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Robert Moore
Robert is an automotive expert and gaming fanatic that somehow manages to split his time between doing both and blending in some family time as well. His gaming history goes all the way back to Atari, the Commodore 64, and the original Nintendo, and he can proudly say that he’s owned every single mainstream console since, including duds like the Sega Dreamcast and Nintendo Wii. He currently owns a Nintendo Switch, Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro, and a custom-built gaming PC. His all-time favorite games include Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (zombies, specifically), League of Legends, Diablo 3, and even a little World of Warcraft. Robert has been working as a journalist for nearly 15 years, primarily in the automotive segment and now in the gaming segment.

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