CD Projekt RED, the renowned game development studio behind Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty and Update 2.0, continues to showcase their prowess in pushing the boundaries of visual excellence. Their latest achievement, utilizing NVIDIA DLSS 3.5 (Ray Reconstruction), has elevated the game’s graphics to unprecedented heights. However, there are many more exciting technological advancements to explore.
In an exclusive interview with CD Projekt RED’s Global Art Director, Jakub Knapik, we gained insights into the studio’s ongoing projects. One highly anticipated development is the implementation of AMD FSR 3 and the transition from the iconic RED Engine to the cutting-edge Unreal Engine 5.
When discussing Opacity Micro-Maps and Displaced Micro-Mesh technology, Knapik emphasized the team’s desire to focus on delivering substantial visual and performance improvements without overhauling the existing content. By implementing Micro-Maps with the release of Phantom Liberty, CD Projekt RED achieved significant enhancements without overwhelming resource demands.
The topic of Path Tracing, a rendering technique that creates realistic lighting effects, was also addressed. Knapik assured us that CD Projekt RED remains dedicated to refining this feature, particularly in terms of low-light image stability and overall image quality. With a focus on improving character rendering, they have crafted a stable and visually mature solution.
Regarding DLSS 3.5 Ray Reconstruction, Knapik emphasized the team’s priority of enhancing the quality of their RT: Overdrive mode, a mode that employs DLSS technology. Through significant progress in this area, CD Projekt RED aims to deliver a remarkable visual experience to the community.
The highly anticipated AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 3 is actively being worked on by CD Projekt RED. While no specific ETA was provided, Knapik assured fans that the team is fully committed to implementing this technology and satisfying players’ expectations.
Lastly, the announcement of the transition to Unreal Engine 5 has generated some skepticism among the gaming community. Knapik acknowledged the challenges this change may present but expressed confidence in CD Projekt RED’s ability to deliver exceptional games. Renowned for their innovation and commitment to creating unforgettable gaming experiences, CD Projekt RED remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of technology and ambition.
As fans eagerly await CD Projekt RED’s future endeavors, their unwavering passion and commitment to innovation reassure us that they will continue to captivate players with their remarkable creations.