Cyberpunk 2077 Sets New Steam Record For A Single-Player Game
The new game from CD Projekt Red is off to a hot start, attracting a huge number of players on Steam.
The wait is over: CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 is finally here. The RPG has released on Steam, and it's already doing huge numbers, setting a new record for a single-player game.
According to Steam's public data page, Cyberpunk 2077 peaked at more than 1 million concurrent players on December 9, and that's continued on December 10, reaching 1.05 million at the time of this writing. That makes it Steam's biggest game over the last 24 hours, exceeding Valve's own free-to-play juggernaut Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
This also smashes the previous record for the highest concurrent player count for a single-player game on Steam, topping Terraria and Fallout 4, according to SteamDB. It trails only three multiplayer games: PUBG, CS: GO, and Dota 2. PUBG remains by far the leader in peak concurrents at over 3.2 million.
Just after Cyberpunk 2077 unlocked on Steam on the night of December 9, there were reports about issues and outages with Steam, but those weren't enough to stop the game from setting this new record. Notably, Steam isn't even the only place you can play Cyberpunk on PC, as it can also be purchased from the Epic Games Store and GOG.
Cyberpunk 2077 is officially out now on all platforms, letting players see what the makers of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have come up with next.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a big and expansive game. To help you get started, GameSpot has put together some top tips to help you on your way:
GameSpot's Cyberpunk 2077 review scored the game a 7/10. "The side quests and the characters they showcase are the shining beacon through the neon-soaked bleakness of Night City, and they give you room to explore the best the core RPG mechanics have to offer. These are what carried me through an otherwise disappointing experience," reviewer Kallie Plagge said.
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