Cyberpunk 2077 is currently enjoying another lease of life. You’ll recall that player numbers rocketed when the game was finally released on PS5 earlier this year, and now the open world RPG has been hit with a similar wave of excitement.
This week saw 2077 top the Steam chart for most-played single-player games on the platform, nearly two full years since its initial launch. Its sudden and massive rise in popularity may have contributed to the mass release Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, the Netflix anime adaptation that has already proven to be a hit. Developer CD Projekt Red has also slashed the price of 2077 on all platforms to celebrate the anime’s launch, so it’s fair to assume it’s seeing a lot of new players.
of course, Edgners Released with a brand new update for 2077, aptly named Adjourner’s Update (Patch 1.6). The update brought a number of new weapons and armor, along with several new quests, and the implementation of a transmog system.
Put it all together, and you’ve got a recipe for a serious increase in player engagement. According to CDPR, Cyberpunk 2077 has attracted one million players. every day this week. Very impressive.
That’s one hell of a change when you remember the state in which 2077 launched on last-gen consoles. Nearly two years later, and it’s easily one of the most popular single-player titles. We imagine it will get a similar boost when the Phantom Liberty drops in 2023.
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