The popularity of Cyberpunk 2077 has skyrocketed after the release of the Edgerunners anime series. The game now has the highest number of players since its launch in December 2020.
On September 21, CD Projekt RED announced that each day of this week the game has been played by 1 million people on average. This includes both new and returning players.
“We wanted to use this opportunity to thank you for being with us and playing the game,” the studio wrote.
This is probably the game’s DAU on all platforms, including PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. However, CD Projekt didn’t elaborate on where Cyberpunk 2077 is attracting the most players right now.
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
Last week, the game also reached its highest player numbers on Steam since its launch. On September 18, it peaked at 85,555 concurrent players (via SteamDB). Although it is far from Cyberpunk 2077’s record of 1 million concurrent players on December 10, 2020, these are still impressive results for a single-player game.
The game’s quest director Paweł Sasko, who has been trying to keep in touch with the community since launch, thanked players “for this second chance.”
Thank you so much chooms for this second chance 😭 https://t.co/IONdDq8D9x
— Paweł Sasko (@PaweSasko) September 18, 2022
The spike in popularity is largely due to the launch of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, a Netflix anime series created by Studio Trigger and CD Projekt. It received widespread acclaim from viewers and critics, getting a 100% fresh rating and an 8.8/10 score on Rotten Tomatoes.
CD Projekt recently released a 1.6 patch and added several Edgerunners-inspired items to the game. The company also launched a large sale of its titles to encourage people to buy Cyberpunk 2077.
As a result, the game returned to the charts and became the highest-selling title on Steam last week, only behind Valve’s portable PC Steam Deck. It outshined titles like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, NBA 2K23, and God of War.