I’ll be honest I’m scared to say that CyberPunk 2077 will finally hit the market on December 10. The CD Projekt Red with this game reminds me of an episode of The Office in which Michael Scott promised a great gift to the Dunder Mifflin Scranton staff, he spends a good part of the episode looking for what to surprise them with and, finally, before failure of his mission, he is unable to recognize it and still says that there will be surprise as the workers leave the office disappointed (once again) with Michael.
And I say that I do it with fear because of the history of delays, but even more so because in the middle of October, and because of a news related to Cyberpunk 2077 and Stadia, I gave some credibility to the previous final date, November 19, And although I clarified that nothing was certain, I admit that I was deluded thinking that it would be like that. Less than two weeks later, the umpteenth delay arrived. Today I talk about Cyberpunk 2077 and Stadia again, and I hope that history does not repeat itself.
The news is that Google posted on YouTube, on the official Stadia account, a video showing Cyberpunk 2077 in motion on Google’s cloud gaming platform. A video that has lights and shadows (Sorry for the pun, it was too obvious) and that, yes, allows us to get a fairly specific idea of what Stadia will be able to offer graphically with this game. Coincidentally, the question he asked me in the news story I mentioned earlier.
The good news is, without a doubt, that we are talking about 4K resolution, Stadia will be able to serve Cyberpunk 2077 in 2,160p, from what we can see in the video. And in this regard it is important to clarify that we are talking about a gameplay trailer for the game, not cinematics. I wonder, of course, if it will be like that from day one or, on the contrary, and especially during the demand surge that will occur in the first weeks, Stadia will have the necessary processing capacity to maintain that level.
The bad news is that, from what we can see in the video, ray tracing seems not active. This, yes, makes me wonder if it will be possible to have this function sacrificing, in exchange, resolution. And is that, personally, I prefer to be able to play it at 1.08op with active ray tracing. However, this is a personal preference, which does not mean that one is better than the other. The problem is, CD Projekt Red has already shown ray-traced Cyberpunk 2077 images, and the result is impressive.
There’s no doubt that with Cyberpunk 2077, Google wants to go big on Stadia. And it is that to the possibility of playing it in 4K, it adds a special promotion so if you buy it before December 17, that is, up to a week after it goes on sale, you will additionally get a Stadia Premiere Kit, a pack that includes a white Stadia controller, a Chromecast Ultra and a Free one-month subscription to Stadia Pro, if you are not already a subscriber to the service.
Below you can see the video of Cyberpunk 2077 on Stadia in 4K resolution. Keep in mind, that yes, it has spoilers of the plot of the game.