According to CD Projekt Red, the developer of the acclaimed action role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077, the game has now reached over one million players daily. The developer revealed this good news via Twitter.
The Anime Helped With the Hype
Aside from being a well-made video game in itself, Cyberpunk 2077 received a significant boost in its player base also thanks to the well-received and highly successful release of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, an anime on Netflix that is based on the same world as the game.
The extremely positive reception of fans toward the anime helped increase the concurrent players of the game, even reaching more than 89,000 in September. That is an overwhelming increase in number compared to the previous 22,911, which is already more than twice the previous month (August) at only more than 10,000 concurrent players.
Of course, this still doesn’t match the highest ever concurrent player count at more than 330,000 and its peak of 830,000 players when it was newly released. But it still shows us a clear indicator of how well the game is currently doing, despite the relative lack of new content.
Cyberpunk 2077 Is Still Alive and Kicking
Speaking of “relative lack of new content,” the developers of Cyberpunk 2077 actually decided to add new stuff to the game. Even after almost two years since its release, Cyberpunk 2077 is still alive and kicking, not only due to the relatively high user base but also because of new content added just this month and the announcement of the upcoming expansion/DLC, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty set to be released in 2023.
At the same time as the release of the Netflix show, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, CD Projekt Red also released a huge update known as patch 1.6, which added several new features to the game including new gigs, a wardrobe feature, new weapons, a brand new mini-game, some quality of life updates, additional content based on Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, and cross-progression feature.