Cyberpunk 2077 has now officially broken the all-time concurrent player record among CD Projekt Red games. Previously, the record was held by Witcher 3 with 103,329 players playing the game simultaneously.
It managed to attract 104,287 players on steam beating CD Projekt Red’s other title, Witcher 3 by more than a thousand players.
Launched in 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 didn’t really have the best of start. The game glitched out and crashed quite often, especially on console versions. Thankfully, because of the constant updates and patches from developers, the game is now almost fixed. Players can now explore fun and adventure-filled Night city without facing any game-breaking issues.
The new uprising of players is aided by a number of elements. Netflix’s new popular anime “Edgerunner” and consequent patch 1.6, named the same as the show are the main reasons behind the surge in popularity.
The anime, Edgerunner, has proven to be widely popular among fans and critics because of its excellent story and character development. The game currently being on sale at a 50% discount on Steam also added to the cause.
Just like Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red’s Witcher 3 also peaked in popularity because of a Netflix adaptation. Although it took Cyberpunk quite some time to recover from its disastrous start, the game now seems to be headed in the right direction.
With the upcoming “Phantom Liberty” expansion, Cyberpunk is in the midst of a major resurgence. We expect the player count to rise even more following the DLC which will be released in 2023.