Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably already aware that Cyberpunk 2077 is finally out. It was a long road getting to this point, with multiple delays CD Projekt Red had to endure to give fans a more finished product.
Any time a game receives as much attention as Cyberpunk 2077 has leading up to a release, there are lofty expectations set upon it. The game is put on a pedestal, however right or wrong this is.
It’s still early and reviews are starting to surface more readily, but it looks like this sci-fi RPG is doing fantastic on Steam. That’s according to a recent stat put out showing over one million concurrent players enjoying Night City and the open sandbox it offers.
That’s a pretty incredible feat and is in fact the highest concurrent figure for any single-player game on Steam. The previous record was held by Fallout 4 so Cyberpunk 2077 is in good company. It’s clear people on PC were eager to test out a game that has been in development for years.
Of course, Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t perfect. It does have its set of flaws, particularly for those playing on older systems like Xbox One and the PS4. According to many of these console players, the game has been very buggy and there are plenty of instances of texture issues.
Considering how massive of a game Cyberpunk 2077, it’s to be expected that there would be plenty of bugs at launch. CD Projekt Red had to come through on this final release date because if they didn’t, it would cause an uproar and potentially hurt their good faith with a loyal fanbase they’ve managed to build ever since The Witcher 3.
CD Projekt Red is cognizant of these bugs and at this current time, there is a day-one patch to take advantage of. As the game matures, these patches should become pretty consistent.
If you can get past the bugs, Cyberpunk 2077 has a lot of great elements that have helped this AAA title score well according to many gaming outlets thus far. Night City is one of the best environments to enjoy in a long time, featuring all kinds of action and distinct NPCs to interact with.
The side quests are also shining bright for those that have spent time with their augmented character V, which isn’t a surprise because the developer has a pretty good reputation of giving players plenty of content to sink their teeth into when they’re not completing main stories.
As time goes on, Cyberpunk 2077’s bugs should get worked out and then it will be really interesting to see how it fares once the hype dies down a little.