September 30, 2022
Cyberpunk 2077 is attracting one million players per day, claims CD Projekt Red

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently attracting over a million players daily. In a tweet, developer CD Projekt Red confirmed that “every day of this week,” Night City has seen a massive increase in traffic from both return and new players. The one million figure, of course, accumulates data across both consoles and PC, with Steam hitting 86,130 concurrent players on Wednesday, according to unrelated database SteamDB. Following its disastrous launch, Cyberpunk 2077 has seen a resurgence—some of which can be partly attributed to the release of the Netflix anime Cyberpunk Edgerunners.

While most video game-to-screen adaptations are synonymous with poor ratings, Netflix’s latest cyberpunk edgerunners break the stereotype, which has been met with critical acclaim. As previously reported, the 10-episode series released on September 13th voted positive for Cyberpunk 2077 on PC (Steam). However, the final count, bringing together numbers collected from the PlayStation and Xbox systems, was not disclosed, along with the Epic Games Store and CD Projekt Red’s own GOG platform. And while there’s still no exact details, it’s good to see that the developers’ post-launch efforts have paid off.

This will be the second time that Polish developers will be able to increase sales of the game by capitalizing on Netflix’s adaptation. Previously, the studio had seen similar results with The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. As the second season of the Henry Cavill-led live-action series ends, several players dove back in the imaginary realm.

Cyberpunk 2077 was Steam’s No. 1 best-selling title last week, which is a huge achievement, considering the buggy it launched in. PS4 players suffered the worst launch-day experience, due to extremely low framerates, random freezes, and crashes. Crash, to the extent that Sony had to intervene. The game was removed from the platform until CD Projekt Red fixed the issues. It finally came back in June 2021, but with a caveat that the game was best experienced on the PS4 Pro and PS5.

There’s more content on the way, as the developers have confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077’s first major DLC, Phantom Liberty, won’t be available on last-gen consoles, though. The expansion, announced earlier this month, sees Keanu Reeves reprising his role as Johnny Silverhand, as we take an oath of allegiance to the “New United States of America.”

In celebration of the anime launch, CD Projekt Red unveiled some in-game Cyberpunk Edgerunners-themed swag, which includes a shotgun and a Legendary Jacket. Titled Patch 1.6, the update added three new gigs – Concrete Cage Trap, Desperate Remedy, and Nasty Hangover. Cross-progression was also enabled on all platforms, allowing you to launch a PC save file on the console (or vice versa), and pick up where you left off.

Cyberpunk 2077 is available now on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One, and PC via Steam, the Epic Games Store, and GOG.

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