Cyberpunk 2077 — gorgeous game with a badly simulated open world

Filip Sivák
1 min readJan 3, 2021

This article does not contain story spoilers of Cyberpunk 2077.

Raytracing for the rescue

What makes Cyberpunk 2077 gorgeous is raytracing. No wonder console users are not satisfied with the game when they are missing the essential component that makes Cyberpunk next-gen! Watch this technical analysis from Digital Foundry.

GTA V did a simulated open world better

With comparable development budgets (GTA V had just 13% bigger budget), Cyberpunk 2077 falls short behind GTA V when it comes to a simulated open world. The following video objectively compares the open-world systems of both games in the same situations. You could object that Cyberpunk is “in the future” and thus behaves differently, but it is hard to believe that a Molotov cocktail exploding underwater is an accurate rendering of our future! To add more salt to the injury of Cyberpunk, let me remind you that GTA V was released in September 2013!