The Computer Game “Cyberpunk 2077” Making A Comeback Two Years After A Disastrous Launch
After a terrible launch nearly two years ago, the computer game “Cyberpunk 2077” is showing significant indications of life.
The sci-fi role-playing game’s widespread bugs made it practically unusable for many gamers on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles from the previous generation upon launch in December 2020, which prompted Sony to even take it down from the PlayStation shop for six months.
But since then, several modifications have made it better. It is now making a comeback with high game sales and a hit new Netflix anime series bringing in new viewers.
“Cyberpunk: Edgerunners,” a Netflix anime, was among the top 10 television programs on Wednesday and Thursday (the streamer bases its daily top 10 lists on the number of hours viewed in the previous 24 hours).
The game’s developer, CD Projekt Red, said on Wednesday that there were 1 million daily active users for the entire previous week. And earlier this week, it was reported that 20 million copies of the game had been sold. The last time the developer provided an update on sales was in April.
The PC game distribution provider Steam has also witnessed a rise in demand for the game. It had over 90,000 active players at the start of Thursday, according to SteamDB, a database that monitors Steam activity. According to Eurogamer, that is more than double the peak from two weeks ago.
Pawel Sasko, quest director at CD Projekt Red, said during a Twitch stream this week, “It’s hard to express when you’re putting so much heart and soul into something, and for some of us it’s been six, seven, or eight years sometimes, especially for those who started at the very beginning — so to have this moment of people liking something that we did, it’s really feeling a bit unreal.”
It’s fucking fantastic to be back, he continued.