In brief: Are you still playing Cyberpunk 2077 on Steam? If the answer is no, then you’re one of the 79 percent of players who have actually abandoned the video game since it released practically one month earlier.
After years of buzz and three hold-ups, it didn’t come as too much of a surprise to see Cyberpunk 2077 draw in over one million concurrent Steam gamers on launch day, beating Fallout 4’s previous record for a single-player experience.
But the RPG hasn’t had the ability to keep those excellent figures. GitHyp reports that player counts have been dropping rapidly, reaching a low of 225,000 over the weekend.
The website also keeps in mind that a lot of single-player games do lose around the same number of players in the month after their launch, however open-world titles are the exception. The Witcher 3, for example, hung on to half its playerbase four weeks after it got here in 2015, taking 3 months to lose 79 percent of players.
At the end of 2019, the Netflix series triggered a revival in The Witcher 3’s popularity, generating more gamers than at launch. Over a year later on, and it still hasn’t lost 79 percent of its new gamers.
There are cautions to keep in mind: the decline only counts Steam players, not those on the Impressive Games Shop, GOG, or Stadia.
Something that might offer Cyberpunk 2077’s Steam player numbers a boost is the upcoming complimentary DLC. It’s supposed to be landing in “early 2021,” but provided the game’s other problems CD Projekt Red has to handle, that might be an optimistic time frame.