Cyberpunk 2077 is again under the spotlight, and for a good reason. According to SteamDb (reported by Eurogamer), the game’s player count peaked at 85,555 on September 18, the highest since its launch in 2020. The player count for Cyberpunk 2077 on August 18, 2022, was 16,000.
The recently launched Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime, and the anime-related content that was released in the game through patch 1.6, might be the reason behind this sudden increase in player count.
It keeps climbing
Cyberpunk 2077 hit 85,555 concurrent players on Steam today the highest it’s been since early January 2021 near launch
Amazing CD Projekt have been able to capitalize on Netflix Adaptations with increased sales not once but TWICE now with Cyberpunk and Witcher pic.twitter.com/oZznBIbfdo
— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) September 18, 2022
Cyberpunk 2077 received new equipment and new Photo Mode features related to the anime that could be found in the Night City.
Cyberpunk 2077 will continue to grow, says CDPR
Since its release in 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 has received a makeover. It went from being one of the most unplayable titles to a decent, well-appreciated one. CDPR has done a lot to fix the bugs and glitches and they’re finally satisfied with where the game stands.
In terms of new content, Cyberpunk 2077 is getting an expansion called Phantom Liberty in 2023, but that’s about it, there won’t be another expansion or DLC after that. But, CDPR has stated that they’re committed to developing the IP further, outside the gaming world. During the company’s H1 2022 earnings call, Michał Nowakowski, VP of business development said “We’ve put a lot of effort and time into building this franchise and we definitely want to continue to build upon what was built right now – with new stories, new experiences, new content, basically. Not just the video game format… In terms of expansions, there’s just going to be one major expansion. However, there’s going to be new stuff in the future.”