After the highly successful launch of Cyberpunk 2077, the game has just passed over a million concurrent players on Steam alone, setting a new record for concurrent players of a single-player title.
Well, almost everyone expected Cyberpunk 2077 to have a pretty successful launch, considering the sheer scale of anticipation for the game.
But, it’s safe to say that the launch of the game has surpassed everyone’s expectations, seeing how it, in a single day, surpassed the concurrent players of a lot of PC’s most popular games.
So, in a single day, the game achieved a record-breaking 1,003,264 concurrent players on Steam alone, not counting the people playing on consoles, Epic Games Store, etcetera. Not to mention, it also has a million people checking it out through Twitch as well.
Now, of course, it is nowhere near the concurrent players achieved by games like PUBG, which had more than 3 million people playing the game on PC at the same time.
However, considering how PUBG and other games that have surpassed a million concurrent players are mostly multiplayer titles and Cyberpunk 2077 is still a single-player game, I’d say it’s still quite an impressive feat to achieve.
Even though the player base is no longer increasing, the sheer number of people playing it is a testament to how much people were waiting to experience everything that this highly-anticipated game had to offer.
One contributing factor to this kind of success could also be the continuous delays that the game faced, making the wait even more torturous for many people. That said, I think the wait was quite worthwhile, at the very least.
But let’s not finish this without addressing the elephant in the room, the number of bugs that are currently plaguing the game. Now, I know that bugs can distract the players from the game and are terrible immersion-killers, but I think we should give CDPR a little bit of time to bring a patch out to iron out many of the game’s problems.
That said, at least the game launched, right? We can at least be happy about that! Also, I think a ton of congratulations are in order for CDPR’s devs for putting in their blood and sweat to be able to put this game out in time, that too to a highly successful launch. Kudos, you madlads!
About Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 is an action-adventure RPG developed and published by CD Projekt Red.
The game is set in Night City, a seemingly utopian megalopolis where anything and everything is possible, on the surface, that is. We play as V, a mercenary that is after an implant that serves as the key to immortality. The humongous game world offers a lot of pathways, choices, allies, and enemies. The best part; every single choice and action of yours will forge the story around you!
Cyberpunk 2077 released on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia on December 10th, with a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X release set for 2021!