Almost two years after its launch, Cyberpunk 2077 seems to be experiencing a second wind. After a difficult start, the game is more popular than ever and this weekend attracted nearly 90,000 players on Steam.
Players are returning to Night City in droves
As can be seen in the columns of Forbes and via SteamDB, Cyberpunk 2077 welcomed over 85,000 players this weekend and currently has over 50,000 players still playing the game. That’s a huge number compared to the 15,000 players on the game a month ago .
This resurgence in popularity is not the result of chance and is due to several factors. First there was the release of the series Cyberpunk Edgerunners last week on Netflix. The reviews about it are pretty good and surely helped a lot to bring people back to the game or attract new players.
On the sidelines of the launch of the series, the title also welcomed update 1.6 with many new features on the program including a 60 FPS mode on Xbox Series S. It is also offered at a very attractive price since a reduction of 50% s applies to the various blinds; a good way to discover the game on the cheap and in the best possible conditions.
On course for 2023
This good momentum should continue in 2023 with the release of other updates as well as the launch of the Phantom Liberty expansion. Presented recently with a short teaser, it will allow you to meet new characters, discover new places and of course new weapons and skills.
Remember also that this extension will skip the Xbox One and PS4 since it will be available exclusively on PC, Xbox Series X | S, PS5 and Google Stadia. It will also be the only extension to see the light of day on the game as confirmed by the studio.
Do not hesitate to tell us in the comments if you too took advantage of this good dynamic of Cyberpunk 2077 to give it a chance or simply return to wander the streets of Night City.