Now the wait is finally over, starting today December 10th Cyberpunk 2077 is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and PC. The highly anticipated new role-playing epic of CD Projekt Red, albeit with some stumbles in the course of its development, is finally out and a flood of players on different platforms have thrown headlong into the streets of Night City.
Unlike the consoles, however, on PC there was a global launch, which allowed many players to start their game much earlier, meaning that many fans have preferred the computer version over the others. After an analysis of the first 12 hours where the game was made available to the general public, Steam collected information about the game’s simultaneous logins and revealed that more than a million people connected simultaneously in this short period of time.
The data released by SteamDB speak for themselves: on Valve’s proprietary gaming platform alone, Cyberpunk 2077 has totaled a record number of 1,003,264 players connected simultaneously, breaking the previous record of the Polish software house, which in 2015 had managed to connect 90,000 people simultaneously with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and then surpassed this same number with the launch of the Netflix series dedicated to The Witcher, which allowed the fantasy role-playing game to exceed 100,000 simultaneous players.
The only game that managed to surpass the number of concurrent players on Steam was Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which thanks to its new update has managed to slightly overcome the latest effort of CD Projekt Red.
The Polish software house also wanted to thank all the fans and enthusiasts who have continued to support the game in recent months, managing to make Cyberpunk 2077 reach an incredible 8 million pre-orders made on the various platforms on which it was published.
— CD PROJEKT IR (@CDPROJEKTRED_IR) December 10, 2020