We all love a redemption story. The player count of Cyberpunk 2077 has just surpassed the all-time peak player count of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Steam. The huge turnaround in the game’s popularity follows two years of updates and fixes from developer CD Projekt Red, and the new critically acclaimed Cyberpunk: Edgerunners series on Netflix. These figures come from SteamDB, as well as the newly introduced official Steam charts.
The all-time peak number of concurrent players on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is 103,329 according to SteamDB. This number has now been surpassed by Cyberpunk 2077, with a current peak of 122,376 players. This isn’t the highest the peak has been for Cyberpunk 2077 which exceed one million at the time of the game’s launch, but this fell sharply after just a few weeks. Since the initial player fall, the game had lingered around 20,000 players on SteamDB’s charts, making this new rise pretty impressive.
The launch of Cyberpunk 2077 is infamous in gaming history. It had so many glitches and bugs on consoles that PlayStation removed the game from its digital store, and the reception from the Internet was brutal. Social media was flooded with a combination of memes and frustration about the game’s technical performance, as well as some missing features that had been showcased in earlier trailers.
The updates, patches and content updates have gradually improved the quality of Cyberpunk 2077, removing the rough edges and delivering a better product for fans. The developers at CD Projekt Red have continued support for the game, including a large upcoming expansion. Sadly though, there will be no further updates for last-gen consoles.
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