Cyberpunk 2077 returns to Steam's top 10 following the release of Edgerunners
Cyberpunk's Netflix adaptation has seen the game's popularity explode
Published: 22nd September 2022 | Source: Steam Stats |
Cyberpunk 2077's sees its popularity surge following the release of Edgerunners
Cyberpunk Edgerunners has proven to be a huge success on Netflix, becoming the latest video game adaptation to find success on the streaming platform. This spin-off has even had a positive effect on Cyberpunk 2077, seeing the game get played by over 1 million players every day this week.
On Steam, Cyberpunk 2077 has become one of the platform's most played games, reaching a concurrent player count of almost 90,000 earlier today. Player counts this large have not been seen since Cyberpunk 2077's launch, proving that a successful Netflix adaptation does have the potential to increase the popularity of its videogame counterpart.
On PC, Cyberpunk 2077 is available on GOG, the Epic Games Store and Steam, which means that Cyberpunk 2077's total PC player count was likely much higher than 90,000 today. The game's renewed success places the game and its planned Phantom Liberty expansion in a strong position, especially now that a lot of the game's early issues have been resolved though patches.
Since launch, Cyberpunk 2077 has recieved update after update from CD Projekt Red, slowly improving the game on PC and consoles. The game has also recieved next-generation updates for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PlayStation 5, improving the visuals of the game on current-generation consoles while moving past the hardware limitations that have plagued the game's Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions.
CD Projekt Red has confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077's Phantom Liberty expansion will be the game's only expansion. CD Projekt Red will be moving their development efforts to Unreal Engine 5 once Cyberpunk 2077's development is complete, and it is possible that the developer will explore the Cyberpunk IP again outside of their in-house Red Engine. That said, CD Projekt Red has already confirmed that a new Witcher game is in the works.