Cyberpunk 2077 has lost players three times faster than 2015’s The Witcher 3.
CD Projekt Red’s recently released Cyberpunk 2077 has seen a 79% decrease in players on Steam since its launch.
The figures, compiled by Githyp, reveal that while the game had one million concurrent users when it first hit the PC platform in December, the RPG now barely manages to reach 225,000 players at a time. This drop has happened three times faster than the studio’s previous game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from 2015, which saw a 79% decrease in players in three months.
It’s worth noting that single-player titles tend to see a fairly rapid drop in players due to their limited playability compared to multiplayer games. Githyp points out that open-world games sometimes buck this trend because of their well, big, open worlds.
Cyberpunk 2077 launched on December 10, but the long-awaited game was a source of drama even before its release. In preparation for the release, it emerged that the title could trigger seizures in those with epilepsy. After launch, CD Projekt Red was criticized for the quality of the game, which featured a number of glitches, bugs and graphical errors on all platforms, but this was, in particular, true for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game.
The studio has admitted that not enough time was spent on Cyberpunk 2077 on these platforms and has promised to fix the game with several major patches. Both Sony and Microsoft are offering refunds for the game, while Sony has taken the extraordinary step of removing the title from the PlayStation Store.
This has led CD Projekt to potentially face a series of class action lawsuits from investors who feel the company misled them about the quality of Cyberpunk 2077. One such case has been brought by New York firm Rosen Law, and CD Projekt He promised “vigorous action” to defend himself.
The game was booked eight million times before launch, and the studio raised $ 500 million in the process. Since then, CD Projekt has said that Cyberpunk 2077 sold 13 million copies in the first 10 days.