Despite Cyberpunk 2077 being a record-holder for having 1 million consecutive players upon launch; the CD Projekt Red title has crashed after only three weeks to a staggering 225k on Steam. Although somewhat expected from any single-player game, Cyberpunk 2077 seems to have lost a lot of its influence — especially after Sony decided to pull the plug on the game in the PlayStation store. This, although somewhat expected, left cross-platform gamers hesitant to fork out the bucks for the game.
After CD Projekt faced mounds of backlash from frustrated gamers after the buggy launch, the all-star developer promised to tweak any remaining bugs by Q1 2021. This, in ways, could explain the major decline in the Steam player base. Perhaps, due to the many issues Cyberpunk 2077 possesses — people aren’t overly keen to pick it up yet. Here’s hoping the most-anticipated game of 2020 is simply remaining shelved for a short while. Or, maybe players really are wiping their hands with it before it ever really has time to improve.
Even with the negative feedback from console owners, the PC version has still become a best-seller on the Steam platform. There are still well over 300k reviews which mostly favour the game, and CD Projekt Red do seem to be picking up the pieces after their rocky launch. However, when compared to the groundbreaking launch of The Witcher 3 — the stats just don’t come close. Of course, The Witcher 3 didn’t reach the enormous heights of millions of players even at its peak, but it did, however, retain 50% of its 100k player base after a month. So, considering both triple-A titles narrow in on story-driven single-player experiences; it seems only fair that we put them side by side.
Cyberpunk 2077 is currently available on Windows, Xbox & PlayStation.