Cyberpunk 2077 is seeing an enormous resurgence, and the devs are loving it.
Talking to followers on his Twitch channel (by way of GamesRadar), Cyberpunk 2077 quest director Pawel Sasko defined what it means to see the sport being picked up by so many, so lengthy after its unique launch.
“It’s onerous to specific, once you’re placing a lot coronary heart and work into one thing,” he mentioned. “And you recognize for a few of us it has been six, seven, eight years typically, particularly for individuals who began on the very starting. So, to have this second, of individuals liking one thing that we did, it is actually feeling a bit unreal. That lastly individuals are appreciating it.”
Cyberpunk 2077 debuted on December 10, 2020, however had a troubled launch, to say the least. A disastrous console launch on the bottom variations of PS4 and Xbox One noticed intensive bugs and glitches, an issue so dangerous that Sony quickly delisted the sport, with the PS Retailer and developer CD Projekt Crimson providing refunds to those that bought it.
The sport was finally relisted in June 2021, however with a warning that it was finest performed on PlayStation Professional and the PS5. Upgraded PlayStation 5 and Xbox Collection X/S variations of Cyberpunk 2077 had been lastly launched on February 15, 2022.
“After the discharge, I could not consider – after a while, I did – however originally I could not consider, and I bear in mind […] my pricey girlfriend, she was seeing me f**king utterly wrecked,” mentioned Sasko. “However it’s good to be again. It is f**king good to be again. That was actually so heartbreaking.”
After the criticism, CD Projekt Crimson put vital effort into turning the sport round, with a number of bug fixes and updates throughout the sport’s lifespan to date. However maybe most importantly, the massive reputation of its spin-off anime, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, has seen the sport surge as soon as extra.
IGN’s Cyberpunk Edgerunners evaluate mentioned, “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners delivers a satisfying return to Night time Metropolis that does a greater job exploring why Mike Pondsmith’s well-known location turned so iconic within the first place.” Following the anime’s launch, Cyberpunk 2077 has seen file numbers of gamers.
Every day of this week Night time Metropolis has been visited by 1 million gamers, each new and returning.
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CD Projekt Crimson reported that over 1 million folks performed Cyberpunk 2077 each single day within the week following the launch of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. With enhancements, bug fixes, and a subsequent-gen replace again in February 2022, they’re experiencing a greater recreation, too.
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Ryan Leston is an leisure journalist and movie critic for IGN. You may observe him on Twitter.