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CD Projekt Red going for "photorealistic rendering" in Cyberpunk 2077

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Police officer aiming at the back of a robot's head in Cyberpunk 2077
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CD Projekt Red has been very stingy when it comes to announcements for Cyberpunk 2077, but we recently got a taste of what the game will look like through a couple of job listings posted on the developer's Twitter page. The listings encourage Lighting Artists to apply for a job at the Polish studio.

CD Projekt Red’s upcoming game - Cyberpunk 2077 - will look more real than your Canadian girlfriend sounds to your gullible mum. We've been getting random pieces of information that have to do with Cyberpunk 2077 over the past year, and now we have a general idea of what the game will actually look like.

Understandably, CD Projekt Red will aim to top their previous project - the Witcher trilogy - and in order to achieve that goal they put out a job listing looking for "a talented and experienced Lighting Artist who is ready to work on the cutting edge of game graphics technology". Two of those actually.

CD Projekt REDPolice squad in formation, aiming at a target that's off screenCyberpunk 2077

The new job postings cropped up on the developer's Twitter page:

The second listing does have a few extra lines of text, underlining the fact CD Projekt Red is looking for someone more experienced for the job: "This position requires a high level of artistry and mastery of tools to achieve the best lighting results in an open world game".

Various other (unconfirmed) leaks speak of destructible environments, flying cars, and physics-based effects. These are quite general descriptions, and in my mind, flying cars are a given. Cyberpunk 2077's team is leaps and bounds larger that the team that worked on creating the open world of Witcher 3, so the expectations are quite high even without the rumours.

CD Projekt REDThe crime scene from Cyberpunk 2077's trailerCyberpunk 2077

In January 2018, Cyberpunk 2077's Twitter page showed the first signs of life when it tweeted out a "beep". Ever since that faithful day, rumours about the game being shown at 2018's E3 have been running rampant. 

What we do know is that CD Projekt Red has entrusted Brian Mantia and Melissa Reese with the game's "never before heard" soundtrack.