Much has been made of how Cyberpunk 2077 is running very poorly on base Xbox One, but for the most part (aside from bugs), it seems to be working very well on both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
In an analysis from Digital Foundry, the outlet found that the Series X actually offers "arguably the best console experience right now" for the game, thanks to its 30FPS Quality Mode which isn't present on PS5.
"Arguably the best console experience right now is Series X's quality mode, which caps output frame-rate to 30 frames per second but increases resolution dramatically - it's dynamic and floats around 1512p in the city, but can be reach beyond 1728p in simpler scenes (1800p looks like the absolute upper bounds)."
"There are further enhancements too, such as ambient occlusion, which is not present in performance mode, nor is it present in the PS5 build."
Interestingly though, the Xbox Series X falls a little short of the PS5 when it comes to Performance Mode, dropping frames more regularly than Sony's console, although the Series X appears to run with higher city density settings.
The other key takeaway is that the Xbox Series S also does a fantastic job of running Cyberpunk 2077, delivering a consistent 30FPS while still boasting the likes of ambient occlusion and higher city density.
"In fact, Series S at 30fps seems to be a touch more consistent overall than Series X but the key takeaway here is that in terms of PlayStation and Xbox consoles - and even PC - it's difficult to imagine hardware that could deliver a Cyberpunk experience as decent as this for anything like the same money."
Of course, the "right now" aspect of this analysis relates to the fact that all next-gen consoles are still running the backwards compatible versions of Cyberpunk 2077 for the time being, with a proper upgrade set to arrive for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PS5 next year. That'll be the true test for these systems, but nevertheless this is an intriguing analysis that suggests playing on Quality Mode is a good visual experience in the interim.
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