Nearly two years after its launch, Cyberpunk 2077’s developers, CD Projekt Red announced that the game has now sold over 20m copies.
The news came after Cyberpunk’s player base saw a significant resurgence after the release of a tie-in Netflix show that’s been well received by fans and non-fans alike, leading to new players picking up the game for the first time.
\u201cWith the massive spike in new players following Edgerunners and the 1.6 patch, I think it\u2019s safe to say that Cyberpunk 2077 is going through a renaissance right now. \ud83d\udc4c\u201d
— Jack Holleworth | #Shantaember (@Jack Holleworth | #Shantaember)
\u201cOver 20 million cyberpunks have been roaming the streets of Night City \u2013 partying with Jackie and getting to know Johnny, driving around with Panam and diving with Judy, hanging out with River and listening to Kerry\u2019s songs.\n\nThank you and we hope to see you all in the Afterlife!\u201d
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a Japanese anime set in the same world as the game, with a complete cast of new and returning characters. It’s already been well received since its ten-episode run was first released on 13 September.
Ever since the anime debuted, Cyberpunk 2077 has rocketed back up the Steam charts, recently surpassing 1 million daily players, a big feat for any game, let alone one that came out two years ago.
\u201cCyberpunk 2077 just passed the ALL TIME Steam Peak Concurrent Players for The Witcher 3\n\nCyberpunk: 104,827\nThe Witcher 3 (all time peak): 103,329\n\nAbsolutely nuts. Nearly 2 years after launch Cyberpunk has more people playing it right now on Steam than The Witcher 3 has ever had\u201d
While Edgerunners’s success has also played a big part, it’s also thought that recent performance patches and upcoming downloadable content with Keanu Reeves set to return have also had an impact on the game’s second lease of life.