Cyberpunk 2077 is getting a significant DLC drop in a number of months, however we’ve simply came upon there’s one thing of a sting within the tail, with the sport’s enlargement upping the PC necessities to insist that gamers have an SSD.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty comes out on September 26, and provides a slab of further content material and a complete lot of modifications all through the sport (plus a brand new ending for the bottom sport – the content material takes place earlier than the top of the primary story). However as Home windows Central noticed, it comes with a obligatory requirement for an SSD somewhat than a tough drive.
We’re advised that the brand new system necessities on PC will apply with the following replace for the bottom sport, which received’t be for 90 days (not less than), and can come into place simply earlier than the discharge of the Phantom Liberty DLC in late September.
CD Projekt Purple explains: “The modifications to the minimal necessities are a mirrored image of our new commonplace of necessities, which we consider higher symbolize the minimal PC configuration required to run the sport at 1080p, whereas sustaining a median of 30 FPS at low preset.”
It’s possible you’ll recall that an SSD was once really useful, however it’s now a part of the minimal system necessities – beforehand, a minimal spec PC could be okay with a plain exhausting drive.
Elsewhere, the minimal system RAM required has been elevated to 12GB (from 8GB). Plus there are new baseline graphics playing cards required, as follows: An Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, or AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB, or Intel Arc A380.
Evaluation: An unpopular transfer…
So, what’s occurring right here precisely? When the preparatory replace for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty comes via in mid-September, will you not be capable to play the sport in any respect if it’s put in on a tough drive?
No, this isn’t the case. Nonetheless, the expertise on a tough disk set up of the sport is prone to turn into suboptimal, and certainly CD Projekt Purple will not take a look at Cyberpunk 2077 on PCs with exhausting drives. So, down the road, issues might go very wonky for players nonetheless attempting to limp alongside on a tough disk.
As you may think, there was some lower than happy response to a sport getting an replace that bumps the spec in such a significant method, insisting on a distinct storage medium, and upping GPU necessities a good bit, too. When the final expectation for an enlargement is to optimize issues, if something – not go within the different route.
As famous, you may simply be high-quality on a tough disk anyway, notably in case your different parts are above the minimal (and you’ve got loads of system RAM, and VRAM in your graphics card). If not, you then’re perhaps an improve to an SSD, which is unlikely to be a transfer that many people make simply to play an enlargement. That mentioned, a broader transfer in direction of SSDs being required, as seen with Starfield not too long ago, is underway.
So, you’re prone to should improve from a tough disk maybe sooner somewhat than later, anyway.
If shifting the sport throughout to a different drive, you’ll, after all, must reinstall it from scratch, then transfer your present saves throughout (in Steam, they are often synced to the cloud, however in any other case, because the dev advises, yow will discover your saved video games in: %userprofilepercentSaved GamesCD Projekt RedCyberpunk 2077).