The wait for CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 only gets better with each Night City Wire livestream. Following a detailed look at the Lifepaths mechanic and a series of weapons in action, the third episode shifted focus to the gangs of Night City and the duality of living standards in the metropolis. In the same breath of air, the team also revealed the minimum PC system requirements, and they are a lot less demanding than one would think. Here are the numbers –
- OS: Windows 7 or 10, 64-bit
- Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K or AMD FX-8310
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 470
- DirectX: Version 12
- Storage: 70 GB HDD, SSD recommended
- OS: Windows 10, 64-bit
- Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
- Memory: 12GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 Fury
- DirectX: Version 12
- Storage: 70 GB SSD
The specs are pleasantly and surprisingly modest for a title that has consistently delivered gorgeous visuals and detail in its trailers. Of course, gameplay performance is bound to be even better with higher specs, but it’s always nice to have games that are more accessible to the general crowd. A 70GB hard drive requirement is pretty acceptable as well, especially since titles like Call of Duty: Warzone has had updates that were nearly as big.
Delving into gameplay specifics is the Gangs of Night City featurette. The near-five minute reel profiles some of the most notorious groups operating within and beyond the city walls whom players will be making deals with, fighting against, or both in order to survive. Each gang will have its own turn, beef, and style, so it’s a bit of a pity that they can’t be joined. What you can do, though, is to do some jobs for them upon an encounter, and change the dynamics of power in Night City. With an extensive list of names like Animals, Tyger Claws, Maelstrom, Voodoo Boys, and 6th Street, there should be plenty of excitement to go around.
The gang presence is not the only thing Night City has in store for players. Postcards from Night City presents never-before-seen locations and new personalities from Cyberpunk 2077, as well as an alternative look to the futuristic metropolis that’s touted to be “not so bad”, where crime, danger, and poverty reign.
Cyberpunk 2077 will release on 19 November 2020 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in 2021.
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.