First impressions are vital, and Cyberpunk 2077 gamers didn’t get a superb one – when CD Projekt Purple’s newest open-world sport launched on the finish of 2020, gamers have been delay by a laundry checklist of bugs, which prompted a firestorm of adverse publicity in each the press and participant communities. The developer has put in plenty of work on Cyberpunk 2077 since then, however it’s been the discharge of Cyberpunk Edgerunners on Netflix that’s lastly prompted gamers to return to the sport.
After Edgerunners’ debut September 13, CD Projekt Red says, 1,000,000 gamers visited Night time Metropolis every single day of the next week. Judging from Cyberpunk 2077’s Steam participant knowledge, that quantity remains to be trending upward – the height participant counts for the previous three days have been greater than 80,000, and that’s not counting everybody enjoying the GOG model or on consoles.
In fact, that’s nowhere near the million concurrent gamers Cyberpunk 2077 noticed on Steam alone within the first few days after it launched, however it’s effectively above the place it’s been sitting since then – concurrent gamers counts have been sitting within the 15,000 vary for many of the summer time, after a short surge in late February following the 1.5 patch.
Edgerunners coincided with one other main replace for Cyberpunk 2077, patch 1.6, which added some bonus content material drawn from the anime collection, in addition to the much-requested wardrobe transmog system. We’ve additionally realized somewhat concerning the first DLC enlargement, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, which can see V embroiled in a “spy-thriller” set in an all-new district in Night time Metropolis when it launches in early 2023.
Cyberpunk 2077’s poor preliminary affect set the narrative for the sport for the next 12 months, and I’ve gone on the document as believing it might have been quite a bit totally different. Maybe Edgerunners would be the catalyst for a significant shift in how this fascinating sport is considered and mentioned going ahead.