Cyberpunk 2077 Reaches 1 Million Daily Players After Edgerunners Update And Netflix Show Premiere
The role-playing game continues to grow.
Cyberpunk 2077's player base has surged in the wake of the game's Edgerunners update and the release of the Netflix anime. The game's Twitter account announced that more than 1 million people have played Cyberpunk 2077 each day this week, and this includes both new and returning players.
"We wanted to use this opportunity to thank you for being with us and playing the game," the studio said.
Each day of this week Night City has been visited by 1 million players, both new and returning.— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) September 21, 2022
We wanted to use this opportunity to thank you for being with us and playing the game. Thanks, Chooms! 💛 pic.twitter.com/zqggblztF8
Cyberpunk 2077 was Steam's No. 1 best-selling game overall last week and it reached its highest concurrent player count since January 2021, according to Benji Sales on Twitter. As of today, September 21, Cyberpunk 2077 remains in the top 10 most-played games on Steam.
Cyberpunk 2077 is currently marked down to just $30 on all platforms.
As mentioned, the renewed success for Cyberpunk 2077 came after the launch of the Edgerunners update that added a number of exciting new features to the game. As for the Edgerunners TV series, all 10 episodes of its first season premiered on September 18. GameSpot's Edgerunners review said the show is a "fantastic companion piece" to Cyberpunk 2077.
Looking ahead, Cyberpunk 2077 is adding a new expansion, Phantom Liberty, in 2023. The expansion brings back Keanu Reeves' Johnny Silverhand and takes players to a new part of Night City.
Alongside this announcement, CD Projekt Red confirmed that future content for Cyberpunk 2077 will not be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game had a rocky launch in December 2020 but it went on to sell 18 million copies to become a massive success that keeps growing.
Recently, CD Projekt Red talked about how it is "totally, fully committed" to growing the Cyberpunk series.
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