The fact that Cyberpunk: Edgerunners release will attract players was clear from the very beginning, but this growth seemed surprising for the developers themselves.
After the impressive peak at the start when Cyberpunk 2077 crossed the mark of 1 million players online, the game began to lose players quickly enough. Someone just passed it, someone put it off to the best of times and patches that had to be awaited for a very long time. In March 2021, and we will remind, Cyberpunk 2077 came out in December 2020, the number of players on the network fell to 15-17 thousand and remained almost at the same level for 1.5 years.
But after the release of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners on Netflix, the number of players went uphill rapidly. For example, on Sunday, September 18, 2022, Cyberpunk 2077 reached 85 555 players online, which is 5 times more than two weeks ago. This is not surprising, because anime turned out to be really cool. I was even enthusiastic to go back to the game and pass it again. We hope that such attachment of players encourages CD Projekt Red to return to the Cyberpunk Universe despite the traumatic experience of Cyberpunk 2077.