If you upgraded your PC just to play Cyberpunk 2077 and went with AMD then you may be sad to know that the game won’t have any ray tracing support at launch. CD Projekt Red recently updated the Cyberpunk 2077 PC system requirements but only included NVIDIA RTX GPUs on the list. Users questioned the developer’s lack of AMD cards in which they claimed ray-tracing will not be a feature at launch.
It is not the news you want to hear if you just splurged on a new AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT or the equivalent ray tracing card. In addition, the lack of ray tracing support on Cyberpunk 2077 for AMD cards is also concerning, to say the least. The game has been advertised multiple times showing off the advanced PC features including the massive emphasis on ray tracing. For CD Projekt Red to drop the ball just two weeks before launch is a worry for many PC users. Not to mention the multiple delays the game has faced, only for it to launch incomplete on the platform is not good.
However, NVIDIA did work alongside CD Projekt Red as a “technology partner” during the development of Cyberpunk 2077 to bring ray-tracing and all the other fancy enhancements to the game. We reckon the AMD ray tracing might arrive around the same time the next-gen console enhancement update releases. It makes sense given that the hardware across both new consoles are also custom AMD chipsets.
When asked by a fan when ray-tracing support will arrive, CD Projekt Red global community lead Marcin Momot replied saying that the studio is working with AMD to introduce the feature as soon as they can.
Hi Marcin, what about RT specs for new AMD cards?
— Souls Ninja 🥷 (@valiantfury_) November 20, 2020
Take a look at the updated Cyberpunk 2077 PC system requirements down below. The game is out on 10 December 2020 for current and last-gen platforms.