It turns out that the hype train for Cyberpunk 2077 has kept on rolling to some really strange places. A newly announced collaboration with PC hardware maker NVIDIA has fans wondering just what the heck is going on. NVIDIA is making a Cyberpunk 2077 GPU for CD Projekt’s new game, according to teasers posted online.
We really have no idea what a Cyberpunk 2077 GPU will even look like. But it is pretty safe to say we will be looking at a rebadged 2000 series card under the hood. The official Twitter accounts for Cyberpunk 2077 announced the collaboration, but only offered cryptic teasers showing a GPU that looks similar to the NVIDIA mainline 2000-series GPUs. NVIDIA has not revealed SKUs or pricing info for the production, only saying “Stay tuned…”
Other collaborations surrounding Cyberpunk 2077 have also helped build hype for the sci-fi adventure. There are a series of Funko Pops, for example.
Some other news surrounding the game has been revealed, showing that CD Projekt is seemingly trying to create the ultimate evolution of their AAA RPG formula. There will be multiplayer in the expansive open-world title, but it will be added months after launch.
The game itself is still months away though. “Right now, we are in “crunch mode,” however it’s not as bad as before,” said one developer on the project. This comes after delays were announced that caused many to criticize CD Projekt Red. The company had previously pledged not to allow crunch and other kinds of exploitation to influence Cyberpunk 2077. Fans were none too happy with this development in addition to the delay. Some claimed the delay happened due to optimization problems, this claim has since been debunked.
Cyberpunk 2077 releases on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 17, 2020.