The number of players for Cyberpunk 2077 has increased significantly on Steam recently. Despite a rocky start, CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is slowly becoming the best RPG available since its release in 2020, and its player count has surpassed The Witcher 3, the monument to RPGs from CDPR.
Although the game left a weak first impression due to bug issues and a lack of mechanics and features, CDPR turned the tide with the release of the Cyberpunk Edgerunners anime and new content for the game. As a result, the number of players for Cyberpunk 2077 increased rapidly in a short period of time.
Witcher 3’s peak number of players online at one time was 103,329 on Steam, while Cyberpunk 2077’s number rose to 117,872 and shows no signs of slowing down. Currently, Cyberpunk 2077’s online concurrent player count has yet to reach the previous record of 1,054,388, but it has surpassed The Witcher 3 two years after its release, proving the game’s revival from the ashes.
Players return to Cyberpunk 2077 after Edgerunners, the anime set in the game’s universe, was released on September 13 on Netflix. Within a week of the anime’s premiere, CD Projekt Red noted that one million gamers had set foot in Night City every day for the week.