Cyberpunk 2077 did not have the most successful launch, but despite its many flaws, millions of gamers loved CD Projekt’s latest major production. After several warmly received updates and the highly successful debut of the anime Cyberpunk: Edgerunners on Netflix, the Reds’ game has been revived. The studio has just boasted new statistics.
It is about the number of active players, and there have been a lot of those in recent weeks. How many specifically? According to a post published by CD Projekt, it’s about a million people a day… four weeks in a row. It is not specified whether this refers to a specific platform (PC, consoles or, for some time to come, Stadia) or perhaps all of them, but the sheer number of active players is impressive, especially if we take into account the difficult beginnings of Cyberpunk 2077.
While the game sold very well, users were not thrilled with the technical state of the production at launch. This applies mainly to console players, but let’s remember that Cyberpunk 2077 did not work very well on PCs either. Now, however, things are looking much better, and it looks like players appreciate this.
It is also worth remembering the warmly received anime Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, which also had an impact on the aforementioned very good result of the game. The animation, co-produced with the Trigger studio, was not outstanding, but it apparently appealed to gamers, who, after watching the 10-episode series, decided to give Cyberpunk 2077 a second chance.
It is worth noting that the same was true of the Witcher series on Netflix, whose warm reception among fans resulted in CD Projekt’s game registering a new activity record.
At the end of September, CD Projekt boasted that the game had reached 20 million players worldwide, and before that there was a major new update (the latest for PS4 and Xbox One users) and the announcement of the only story expansion. Not much is known about the Phantom Liberty expansion for now, but CD Projekt has revealed that Sasha Grey will play a key role in it.