Responding to a Reddit post that suggested Cyberpunk 2077 will weigh in at 200GB, CDPR's community lead Marcin Momot said that this is most certainly not the case.
He addressed the matter via Twitter, where he wrote, "While the CyberpunkGame system requirements are not out yet (they are coming soon, though!), I wanted to address this topic from Reddit. The game won't take up 200GB when installed. You can expect the required HDD space to be on par with other modern titles."
Most fans seem to agree that we're looking at anywhere between 100GB and 140GB, which sounds reasonable but has not been confirmed by Momot.
It didn't take long for fans to start asking whether Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is considered a modern title because it takes up 200GB, but that's probably not the right comparison, to begin with. Either way, Cyberpunk 2077 will not make you buy a new hard drive or anything.
When it comes to graphics, on the other hand, Cyberpunk 2077 will put to use whatever you throw at it. You may not need to upgrade depending on what you have, but as yesterday's RTX 30 Series gameplay trailer showed - every bit of graphics muscle will make the game prettier.
The trailer shows Cyberpunk 2077 with ray tracing used for diffuse illumination, reflections, ambient occlusion and shadows. Nvidia DLSS is like a cherry on top, rounding things out and helping squeeze out additional performance.
Naturally, it helps that Cyberpunk 2077 is already gorgeous, which makes the tech automatically look better too. As for the HDD footprint, the rumour has turned out more of a wild guess than a rumour.