Cyberpunk 2077 has hit one million active players, according to the game’s developer CD Projekt Red.
While the developer hasn’t confirmed this, it seems likely that these figures were buoyed in part by the release of Netflix’s Cyberpunk: Edgerunners series. The latter takes place in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe and follows the adventure of David, who steps into the murky world of cyber-modifications. We won’t spoil it for you but this anime series doesn’t skimp on the gore.
CD Projekt Red also released an Edgerunners update, adding several tweaks and new features to the game. For example, you can now make your armour look like any regular outfit, meaning you don’t have to stick with one eye-offending ass-kicking outfit. So if you’ve not played the game in a while there’s a definite reason to dive back in.
We’ve certainly been having fun with it, but it didn’t have the smoothest of launches. You can check out our review of the PC version here, but people playing this sci-fi action-RPG on “last gen” consoles discovered it didn’t perform particularly well. CD Projekt Red has spent the last year and a half trying to address those issues as well as squash a range of other bugs and issues.
Each day of this week Night City has been visited by 1 million players, both new and returning.
We wanted to use this opportunity to thank you for being with us and playing the game. Thanks, Chooms! 💛 pic.twitter.com/zqggblztF8
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) September 21, 2022
So we’re glad to see people coming back to it, though we’ll have to see how many “new and returning” players stick around. CD Projekt Red is working on a paid expansion, Phantom Liberty, which may well trigger an even greater influx of players.
In the meantime, if you haven’t visited Night City, Cyberpunk 2077’s neon metropolis, it’s currently on sale. You can pick up the game on Xbox, PlayStation or PC for between £19.99 and £24.99 on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store and Steam.