Lengthy-troubled sci-fi motion RPG Cyberpunk 2077 is experiencing one thing of a comeback, virtually two years because it was launched on PC and consoles. CD Projekt have revealed in a tweet that the sport has seen a million gamers day-after-day this week to date, throughout all platforms. They are saying this determine contains gamers new to Evening Metropolis, in addition to these returning. I’ve by no means performed it, so don’t have a look at me.
As Eurogamer reported final week, Cyberpunk’s concurrent participant numbers have been climbing sufficient to make it one of the crucial performed video games on Steam. Previously 24 hours, SteamDB exhibits the sport peaked at 86,130 concurrent gamers. Only a month in the past that determine was round 16,000, and the rising participant rely doesn’t appear to be levelling off. Twitch views for the sport additionally ramped up from the low 1000’s to just about 70,000 firstly of September.
A couple of issues may clarify this sudden bounce. One could be the arrival of the Edgerunners replace to coincide with Netflix’s well-received anime sequence of the identical identify, set on the planet of Cyberpunk 2077. It’s doubtless that Edgerunners bobbing its head up and down on individuals’s telly dashboards has attracted some extra consideration to the sport, together with the replace itself. Looming too is the promise of Cyberpunk’s first and solely single-player story growth, Phantom Liberty, lastly revealed firstly of this month and scheduled for 2023.
Cyberpunk 2077’s additionally been featured amongst this week’s NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4000 sequence bulletins, as you may see within the trailer above. The sport is getting an Overdrive mode that zhuzhes up stuff like neon indicators, road lights, automobile headlamps, and billboards with fancy ray tracing. It’ll additionally profit from DLSS 3 help to spice up body charges considerably. You possibly can learn extra about all that right here.
Graham reviewed Cyberpunk 2077 when it launched again on the finish of 2020, and referred to as it a stupendous and damaged mess. “Cyberpunk 2077 is large, sprawling, complicated, and deeply flawed,” he mentioned. “It is at its greatest as a reasonably easy single-player motion recreation, with likeable characters and thrilling capers in a fascinatingly detailed open world that appears higher than any recreation earlier than it. It is at its worst if you would like it to be an RPG, an approach-as-you-please Deus Ex successor, or a refined piece of software program.”
There have been efforts to rectify the problems with Cyberpunk. The sport already noticed one other bump in concurrent gamers again in February, when the 1.5 replace was pushed out. Graham took one other run by Evening Metropolis then, however felt the sport’s strengths and weaknesses had been nonetheless intact. “Past these easy fixes, Cyberpunk 2077 stays a messy, mediocre RPG in the case of the methods its fight and development interlock,” he mentioned. “Whereas 1.5’s tweaks to these techniques make marginal enhancements, it would not – and certain cannot – deal with the issues totally.”
Cyberpunk 2077 is on Steam, GOG and the Epic Video games Retailer for £50/$60/€60. There’s 50% on all storefronts till September twenty fifth.