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‘Cyberpunk 2077’ is another hit on Steam thanks to the Netflix anime spin-off

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CD Projekt Red has managed to catch lightning in a bottle twice. With nearly 80,000 concurrent Steam players right now, Cyberpunk 2077 is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. While it’s a long way from the more than a million people who played the game on PC after the epoch, there’s still more interest than the game has seen in over a year.

You don’t have to look far to find a reason for the peak. On September 13, the anime spin-off of the game, , premiered on Netflix to critical acclaim, receiving praise for its story, world-building and animation. The series has one of the for a Netflix production. And after watching edge runnersmany people give Cyberpunk 2077 a second chance or pick up for the first time.

If this all sounds familiar, it’s because a similar situation arose after the debut of The Witcher. in 2019, The Witcher 3: Wild Huntthanks to the popularity of its Netflix counterpart, was just as short as after its release in 2015. It will be interesting to see if Cyberpunk 2077 maintain the current momentum. At least on PC and current-generation consoles, the RPG is a different game than it was in 2020. Cyberpunk 2077s and updates fixed many of the lingering bugs and stability issues that plagued the game at launch. CD Projekt Red also recently released an announcement that , the game’s first major expansion, would arrive in 2023.

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