The Cycle

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The Cycle
The Cycle cover
Developers
Yager Development
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows August 19, 2019[1]
The Cycle on MobyGames

Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

General information

Official Discord server
Reddit Community Discussions
Official Game Wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Windows
Steam (unavailable)
Icon overlay.png
Set to release in Q4 2020.
Windows
All versions require a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Remove the logo and game introduction files[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Prospect\Content\Movies\
  2. Delete or rename the files containing Logo and Promo in the names.
Game updates may restore them.

Game data[edit]

In-game game settings.
In-game game settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Prospect\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/868270/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/868270/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Store
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Although ultrawide works the UI is often buggy and misplaced because of the alternate aspect ratio.[citation needed]
4K Ultra HD
While fullscreen the user can pick any resolution supported by their display driver, all modes default to the monitors native resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
80° to 110°.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
30-144, or unlimited.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
Deuteranomaly, Protanomaly, and Tritanope settings with "Severity" slider that changes the intensity of the filter.
In-game color blind settings.
In-game color blind settings.

Input settings[edit]

In-game input settings.
In-game input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Includes extra sliders for ADS and scoped aiming and ability to change sensitivity for each scope in the game.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X and Y axis inversion available.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, sound effects, dialogue, hitmarker, voice chat.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Workaround, add the following code to the Engine.ini file located here:

C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\Prospect\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor

[Audio] 
UnfocusedVolumeMultiplier=0.0

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
20 Versus, Co-op
PvEvP in solo, duo or squad based mathes. Approximately 50 players are put in a multiplayer persistent station when they load into the game.
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Other information[edit]

As of 2/14/2020, mouse sensitivity seems heavily dependent on the framerate. There's probably a config setting to fix this, similar to other unreal engine games.

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat The Cycle is an official partner of EAC. [3]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon RX 560
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit system is required.
Storage space requirements consistently changes, the game requires 20 GB as of Release 16/July 8th 2020.
24 GB of space is recommended because that is the largest the game has been in past updates.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/868270/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (868270) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Early Access/Public release was August 19 2019. https://www.savingcontent.com/2019/08/20/gamescom-2019-the-cycle-enters-early-access-via-the-epic-games-store-today/
  2. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-05-19
  3. The Cycle is an official partner of EAC. https://www.easy.ac/en-us/partners/