Proton 5.13-4: to conquer the Cyberpunk 2077 video game

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 It is a video game that you have been listening to a lot in recent weeks. It is a title developed and published by CD Projekt and that was launched this same December 2020 for platforms such as Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and then for PS5, Xbox Series X and S, and also on the streaming service Google Stadia .

It uses a powerful graphics engine called REDengine 4 and is basically an adaptation of the board game Cyberpunk 2020. In this case, 57 years later, in a dystopian city called Night City in California. In this place you will find an open world with 6 different districts in which to roam freely. Your character is represented in the first person, and you assume the role of a character named V.

V He has weapons and a number of melee skills that can be modified. In addition, the appearance of V is also fully customizable, being able to create the appearance that you like the most.

Well, with this presentation done, for those who still do not know Cyberpunk 2077, now comes the good news. And it is that, although it has not been launched for Linux, Valve has worked hard so that Proton 5.13-4 can support it. That is, if you buy Cyberpunk 2077 from the Steam client, the compatibility layer built into the client will allow you to play on your distro without problems.

And it does it in AMD GPUs, when you have the latest version of the MESA graphics drivers. At the moment, NVIDIA GPU owners will not have this advantage. At the moment, the only possibility for NVIDIA owners is through Google Stadia or GeForce NOW.

As commented Pierre-Loup Griffais, one of Valve's developers, CD Projeckt Red, the developer of Cyberpunk 2077, allowed them early access to start working with both vkd3d (Direct3D layer 12 to Vulkan), and radv (AMD MESA driver for Vulkan).

Also, the latest changes in Wine, on which it is based Proton, they are also bringing some experimental improvements to reduce CPU load and improve performance, which is also good news ...

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