A new Cyberpunk 2077 texture pack is now available for download, further improving the visual quality of the open-world action role-playing game developed by CD Projekt Red.
The new Hi-Res Clothing pack, which can be downloaded from Nexus Mods, was developed by XilaMonstrr, the same developer of other texture packs for the game we have covered in the past few weeks. The new pack introduces clothing textures upscaled by 4x using chaiNNer and ESRGAN models. Like in the developer's other packs, a 2K resolution option is also available for those with lower VRAM.
Cyberpunk 2077 relies heavily on post-processing and native upscaling for it's graphics. That means that most of the vanilla textures are very low resolution, with the game engine upscaling most of them at least 2x but as much as 32x the original, depending on your graphics settings.
That technique allows CDPR to package the game much smaller, but the quality of this on-the-fly upscaling is nowhere near what carefully trained and chosen upscale models can do with powerful AI software. Since vanilla textures are already being upscaled, there shouldn't be much of a difference in VRAM usage between these mods and putting your Texture Quality setting to High.
The biggest improvements are increased definition. Cyberpunk 2077 relies heavily on normal maps for its textures and then applying colors and effects to those normal maps. AI-upscaled normal maps greatly increase the definition of the detailing, allowing light and shadow to fall better.
Cyberpunk 2077 is now available on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One worldwide. The game's expansion, Phantom Liberty, will release sometime this year on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S only.
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