The number of Cyberpunk 2077 players on Steam has multiplied in recent days. Yesterday, the peak was just over 85,000 concurrent players, which is more than four times the peak in August, according to figures from Steam Charts. It is also the highest number of players since January 2021, the month after the game was released.
One reason for the renewed interest may be the series Cyberpunk Edgerunners, which premiered on Netflix last Tuesday, PC Gamer predicts. Another could be the announcement of the Phantom Liberty expansion the week before; it will be released for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series (but not PS4 and Xbox One) in 2023.
Cyberpunk 2077 was released in December 2020 and received a mixed reception to say the least. Some praise the game, others say it's buggy beyond playability and has significant flaws. Everyone can agree that the PS4 and Xbox One versions were sub-par, with lousy framerate and other issues. CDPR has been working hard to improve the game, and maybe it will get a new spring when the expansion lands. That would make both players and shareholders happy.