Despite its glitches and many issues, Cyberpunk 2077 is a very impressive game from a visual perspective.
The game maximises its use of RTX, pushing gaming into the next generation.
What Is Ray Tracing
Ray Tracing is the next big thing in gaming.
While not new technology, it is only now that we are seeing it being commonly used in video games.
Nvidia's RTX 20 and 30 series of GPUs have the capabilities to take use Ray Tracing, as well as both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Cyberpunk 2077 takes advantage of this technology to allow for even greater visuals when it comes to lighting and reflections.
But there is actually a hidden RTX cinematic mode in the game that can be activated very easily, without the need for mods.
Hidden RTX Cinematic Mode
Turning this on improves level of detail settings, lighting, and ambient occlusion, but does use an extra 2GB of VRAM so make sure your GPU can handle the extra load before turning it on.
How To Turn It On
Create a shortcut from the game's exe (\Cyberpunk 2077\bin\x64\Cyberpunk2077.exe) and add the following argument (don't forget the space!):
Right click on the game, select Properties, the under LAUNCH OPTIONS add:
There are some other parameters which can be set including.
What Does It Look Like?
andwhat112 has uploaded a few side by side comparisons to compare the Ultra Psycho setting and the hidden RTX cinematic mode.
Overall there is an improvement, although it is quite small, perhaps it looks better when being used in-game.
Here are the comparisons, click the links below and you can use a slider to compare it better.