After numerous delays, CD Projekt finally released its long-awaited title — Cyberpunk 2077 — last month. But, many fans of the company felt disappointed with what it had been teasing for years. The much-hyped game didn’t fulfill the expectations of players. And some say it has entered the list of the biggest disappointments for 2020. This has led to the game lose over 75% of its active player base.
Now Steam numbers show that Cyberpunk 2077 has dropped over three-fourths of its active players from over 1 million to just 225,000 players. All this happened in less than four weeks of the game’s release. Here’s what the new data says about the game’s popularity.
Data from GitHyp Shows 79% Decline in Cyberpunk 2077 Players
According to a report from GitHyp, Cyberpunk 2077 showed a peak of over one million active players in the first few days after its launch. It, in fact, became the first single-player game to gain such a number on Steam. However, just after a week of its release on December 10, the number started to go down dramatically. In less than four weeks, the game peaked at around 225,000 players, showing a fall of 79% in just under a month.
Earlier, CD Projekt’s previous title, The Witcher 3, had also seen a similar decline in percentage. But, that game took about three months to lose that percentage of its players. Cyberpunk 2077 lost this percentage in less than a month. However, by looking at the number of players in both the games, Cyberpunk 2077 is still doing pretty well at 225,000, as compared to 55,000 players a month later in The Witcher 3.
Apart from the number of still-active players on Cyberpunk 2077, the game is still a financial hit as the number of sold copies crosses 13 million. On top of that, the game developers are currently also working on bug fixes.