Cyberpunk 2077 trailer shows off RTX graphics effects and neon has never looked better
Oh yeah, that's some pretty neon lighting all right.
Cyberpunk 2077 received a short 4K graphics trailer in the wake of the newly announced GeForce RTX 3000 graphics cards, and it looks fantastic.
Whenever new graphics cards are coming out, manufacturers look for a way to turn all their fancy numbers into something that players can actually see in action. This often leads to graphics trailers for new or upcoming graphically intensive games, so Cyberpunk 2077 was a no-brainer for Nvidia. It's got the draw and horsepower required, and it looks great in motion, even when Keanu Reeves isn't on-screen.
Today's short RTX trailer focuses on the features that the RTX 3000 cards will elevate, namely RayTracing. To put it as simply as possible, RayTracing is a rendering method that produces more realistic effects, environments, and objects. This plays out in a few ways, which is why this trailer highlights reflections, light diffusion, shadows, and ambient occlusion (which also plays into dynamic and realistic lighting).
With this being a showcase for the new RTX 3000 cards, all of these features are obviously skewed toward PC. This is especially true for the DLSS tech mentioned at the end, which is Nvidia's newest trick.
Austin Wood (2020, September 2)
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