Cyberpunk 2077 May Have Found Its Stride
Cyberpunk 2077 had a very troubled launch. Now, nearly two years since its release, it looks like it may finally be hitting its stride. CD Projekt revealed that the game has actually recently drawn more than a million players every day this week.
“Each day of this week Night City has been visited by one million players both new and returning,” devs wrote on social media. “We wanted to use this opportunity to thank you for being with us and playing the game.”
These numbers clearly reflect multiplatform player visits. However, it is worth noting that Cyberpunk 2077 is also seeing a real uptick in numbers on Steam. In fact, the game’s average concurrent player count more than doubled over this past month. It was 10,411 in August and went up to 22,911 through the last 30 days. Plus, its peak concurrent player count is also higher from 18,695 in August to 89,387 over the past month.
This is definitely a far cry from the sad player counts that Cyberpunk 2077 had at launch. It was so bad that the PlayStation Store even decided to remove the game. It took a full six months before they decided to bring the game back.
The game’s player numbers actually started to go up early this month. The increase coincided with the debut of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners on Netflix. The anime was an instant hit among fans. Of course, the TV streaming platform is not the only reason that people are trying out the game. Cyberpunk 2077 also hugely improved in the 21 months since its release. Devs kept sending out updates to fix bugs and performance issues. They also added options that include the transmog system that players have long been waiting for.
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