Those attending E3 2019 were treated to around 45 minutes of brand spanking new Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay behind closed doors. Break out the violins though, for CD Projekt RED won’t be sharing it with us minions for a good while.
It’s a similar story to last year, where Cyberpunk 2077’s first ever gameplay session was shown in secret at E3 before the full footage was unveiled to the public during Gamescom 2019 in August.
CD Projekt RED’s global community lead, Marcin Momot, has confirmed the Cyberpunk 2077 extended gameplay demo will be skipping Gamescom 2019 this year though, and won’t be made available to the public until during PAX West 2019.
Mark your calendars because PAX West 2019 takes place from Thursday, August 29th, through to Monday, September 2nd. It’s during those days we’ll finally get a new look at Cyberpunk 2077.
In addition to this, CDPR has revealed the specs of the PC which was used to demo Cyberpunk 2077 to press and assorted E3 attendees. There was some daft rumour they were using a PS4 Pro but this absolutely not the case. They were, obviously enough, using a very high-spec PC to show Cyberpunk 2077 in all its potential glory.
Cyberpunk 2077 E3 Demo PC Specs
- CPU: Intel i7-8700K @ 3.70 GHz
- Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING
- RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V, 2x16GB, 3000MHz, CL15
- GPU: Titan RTX
- SSD: Samsung 960 Pro 512 GB M.2 PCIe
- PSU: Corsair SF600 600W
And, well, this doesn’t tell us a great deal right now. We haven’t seen the demo for ourselves and we don’t know what CP2077’s performance was like. It comes as little surprise that CDPR threw a monstrous PC at it though - why take any chances? We do know that CD Projekt RED is partnering with Nvidia GeForce in some fashion for Cyberpunk 2077 though, including full RTX support and all the ray-tracing gubbins. Early impressions indicate that the E3 2019 demo wasn’t using ray-tracing effects though. We shudder to think just how demanding it could ultimately end up being.