In 8K and with a selection of mods, Cyberpunk 2077 is more photorealistic than ever

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A technological showcase for Polish studio CD Projekt RED as much as for GPU manufacturer NVIDIA, Cyberpunk 2077 is sublimated by modders.

Released more than three years ago, Cyberpunk 2077 is undoubtedly one of the most technically accomplished of all PC games. This excellence was further enhanced by the September 2023 release of Phantom Liberty, an expansion pack that brought the game's graphical strengths up to date. However, this is never enough for the PC gaming community, and since CD Projekt RED has made it so easy to integrate mods, the studio's creators have had a field day. A "mod" is a module or modification to the game that changes gameplay, improves graphics or simply enriches content.

On Youtube, the NextGen Dreams channel specializes in creating videos of games that have been extensively modified. This was notably the case for The Elders Scrolls: Skyrim, but today we're talking about the work done on Cyberpunk 2077, and the result is, to say the least, stunningly realistic. NextGen Dreams mentions the use of a GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card to run the game in 8K, following the application of graphics mods such as the Nova LUT and the Cyberpunk 2077 HD Reworked Project.

To complete the picture, NextGen Dreams has also reworked the Reshade settings, a mod specializing in color and contrast rendering for games. Finally, to add an extra touch of realism, the Youtube channel's owners used several mods to integrate new cars into the game: Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster, Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 1993, Nissan 240SX (S13), Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Porsche 918 Spyder and Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5.

Take a look at the three videos used on this article... it's hard, at first anyway, not to believe that these are real videos and not a game!