As noted after the last delay of the most anticipated game, Cyberpunk 2077 is now available on all planned platforms. And this also includes mobile phones thanks to streaming services like Google Stadia or GeForce NOW: we played from Android and the experience is very positive.
Although it was released in late 2020, there is no doubt that Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the games of the year. After successive delays due to major development, CD Projekt Red finally released its long-awaited title on consoles and computers; in addition to streaming platforms, the gateway to mobile gaming. Did you intend to buy Cyberpunk 2077 to enjoy it on GeForce NOW or Google Stadia? We will tell you about their experience.
An experience inaccessible for a mobile game
We all agree that games developed expressly for cell phones have evolved to an excellent level, both in terms of graphics and the length and quality of the story, but they are still far from being a true AAA like Cyberpunk 2077
Each platform has certain peculiarities, even if, once the game is launched, it flows on the mobile screen as if it had been developed for him. Cyberpunk 2077 is available in Stadia and GFN, let’s see with what differences:
- GeForce NOW. The platform allows free users and founders to play. Of course, only those who pay the subscription will have access to ray tracing (1080p). It is compatible with Steam, Epic Games and GoG stores (the game also can be downloaded for offline play on PC, it is not purchased on the Nvidia platform) and is currently only available in English. The Spanish patch will come later.
- Google Stadia. You have to buy the game on Stadia (59 dollars the basic package, with Stadia Premiere as a gift) and you do not need a subscription to play it. Whoever pays for the Pro can access Cyberpunk 2077 in 4K and HDR (not on mobile). The game is in Spanish (texts and voice).
As we said, once started, there are no excessive differences in the mobile phone beyond the ray tracing in GeForce NOW for founders. The experience is also good on both (Stadia is much faster to start), the streaming game is stable as long as there is a good connection and the graphics are of excellent quality
Having access to a game like Cyberpunk 2077 on your mobile is, in addition to being an achievement, an experience. We tested it with a controller adapted to the smartphone (Razer Kishi) as with a PlayStation 4 controller: in both cases we had almost the same feeling as playing with a console or computer. Of course, the screen size can be wrong even if the menus, texts and the HUD are perfectly distinguished.
Almost identical feeling of playing on mobile as on a dedicated machine
Streaming on mobile will never be the same as playing on a dedicated computer or console, but it’s very close. As well. In reality, once the view adapts to the screen reduction logic
As soon as you start Cyberpunk 2077 on your mobile, and find yourself with the overwhelming character configurator (you can choose even the type of genitals or pubic hair, CD Projekt Red’s passion for detail is impressive), it is clear that the luxury of having a reputable AAA on the touchscreen not only feasible, but also comprehensive. The graphics are great, the gameplay is the same if you have the right control, the latency between pressing and performing actions is negligible And overall, it’s an absolute delight.
Being able to take Cyberpunk 2077 anywhere is a luxury. Although yes, a good internet connection is required and, if mobile data is used, a good rate. In our tests while playing Cyberpunk 2077 in 720p from a mobile (from Google Stadia), the game consumed 128MB average every five minutes.
If you’re going to be playing on consoles, it won’t be worth it. If you prefer the computer, you can opt for a raw streaming like Google Stadia or buy Cyberpunk 2077 from Steam, Epic Store or GoG and, in addition to downloading it to your computer, enjoy streaming the game with GeForce NOW. Both give you a great mobile gaming experience if you have a good connection: they are a great complement if you want to enjoy the game anywhere and anytime.