Cyberpunk 2077 Has Lost 79% of Its Steam Players Since Launch

January 5, 2021

Shortly after launch, Cyberpunk 2077 was boasting one million concurrent players on Steam. Now, after major controversies regarding graphics and glitches, the game has lost 79% of its Steam players.

According to data from GitHyp, Cyberpunk 2077 struggled to hit 225,000 concurrent players over the past weekend. That is more players than most games have, but a far cry from the one million concurrent players Cyberpunk 2077 had a few weeks ago.

Since it launched on December 10, many gamers have compared Cyberpunk’s action-filled open world with that of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. As it turns out, players would rather toss a coin to their Witcher than put up with Cyberpunk 2077. It took Witcher 3 a whopping three months to lose 79% of its concurrent players!


Overall, things continue to look bleak for Cyberpunk 2077. Players have begged Sony and Microsoft for refunds, and Sony took the game off of the PlayStation Store. Now, CD Projekt is facing lawsuits from investors who believe the developers misled them about the quality of the game.

Given enough time and enough patches, Cyberpunk 2077 might eventually look and play as well as players were initially hoping. But will there still be any players around to enjoy it? 

Category: Game consoles, News, PC



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