The Big Resurgent Player in Cyberpunk 2077 Is Here To Explain Why

The Big Resurgent Player in Cyberpunk 2077 Is Here To Explain Why ...

Anime adaptations of video games are simply marketing campaigns to entice people to return to the source. Of course, many viewers and players are well-versed enough to distinguish bad ones from rare good ones. For every POS like the Dota anime and Dragon's Dogma, there's the recent Cyberpunk Edgerunners anime from Studio Trigger. That show was a hit for its concept, its tone, its characters, and animation, so it's no surprise it's bringing people back to

What we did not expect was the player count to be higher than usual. Since Wednesday, CD Projekt has announced that the game has attracted more than 1 million players (new and returning) every day this week.

The average concurrent player count for Cyberpunk 2077 has more than doubled in the last 30 days, from 10,000+ in August to 23,000+ this month. The peak concurrent player count has increased from 18,695 in August to 89,387 in the last 30 days.

Studio Trigger's anime adaptation of the Cyberpunk IP for attracting new and returning players, selling the game off the digital PC shelves, and replaying the title in order to reclaim the final boss - two issues that hindered the game's development back in 2020.

This isn't the first time that a CD Projekt game has benefited from a Netflix program; see the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt sales as proof of that. Still, it's nice to know that people are returning to a promising and story-rich game that supposedly failed years ago.

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