The new generation is upon us, and with Cyberpunk 2077 right around the corner, CD Projekt Red is taking the opportunity to show off its new game running on the new hardware. A surprise Night City Wire Special presentation has premiered that showcases console footage of Cyberpunk 2077 running on both Xbox One X and Xbox Series X.
The short video was broadcast on Twitch, but you can now rewatch the entire thing below. It showcases edited gameplay footage running on the two consoles, including Microsoft’s new high-end next-gen system. The video cuts back and forth between the two versions, allowing you to compare how portions of the game look on one console versus the other. Notably, neither older Xbox hardware nor the Xbox Series S versions were shown. We also didn’t get to see the PS4, PS4 Pro, or PS5 versions of the game.
Although the frame rate and overall visuals do appear improved on Xbox Series X (the One X version seems to have some performance issues), a proper next-gen-enhanced version of the game won’t be available right at Cyberpunk 2077’s launch on December 10. While you can buy the current-gen versions and play them on next-gen hardware, a free next-gen upgrade will be released “sometime next year,” as previously announced.
The gameplay offered a brief appearance by Keanu Reeves’ character, Johnny Silverhand. We also got to see a mixture of combat and traversal through the city, including in a vehicle. At one point, the player unlocks an Achievement, Right Back at Ya, which is earned by killing or incapacitating an enemy who throws a grenade at you.
Another Night City Wire is scheduled for Thursday, November 19. That one will focus on Johnny Silverhand.