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It’s No Secret Why Cyberpunk 2077 Lost Almost All Of Its Playerbase Within a Month
CD Projekt RED's “Cyberpunk 2077” was widely anticipated in all corners of the industry, and when it finally released in December 2020, it sold over 13 million digital sales in its first weeks. Unfortunately, within a month, the game's player count — which at one point peaked at over 1 million concurrent players — completely tanked, due to several frustrating elements.
Despite being hotly anticipated, the launch of “Cyberpunk 2077” was bogged down in controversy pertaining to loads of bugs and glitches, as well as a laundry list of cut content. “Cyberpunk 2077” was then subject to so many refund requests that PlayStation booted the game from its online store, and a month after its release, it showed a 79% drop in total players.
Fortunately, the game received the “Edgerunners” update that coincided with the release of the Netflix prequel anime series “Cyberpunk 2077: Edgerunners.” The show was popular with viewers and critics, causing the game to see a huge resurgence in player numbers with a concurrent player count of around 90,000 after hovering around 10,000 for most of 2022.