A once-rogue RPG continues its Redemption Arc with exceptional Steam sales

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Still going strong, Choom!

CD Projekt Red’s once universally derided RPG Cyberpunk 2077 continues to wow gamers in 2023 despite its troubled past.

Cyberpunk 2077 has been a regular fixture in the top 10 weekly global Steam sellers for the past few months thanks to its critically acclaimed anime spin-off, Cyberpunk Edgerunners, which marked a turning point for the ailing RPG. Studio Trigger’s anime adaptation began airing on Netflix in September, sparking a surge of interest in the game that initially peaked after release.

And yet, statistics from Steam have shown that the game continues to perform remarkably well even after the edgerunners hype has died down significantly. Steam’s latest weekly top 10 sellers reveal that Cyberpunk 2077 beat Red Dead Redemption 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Elden Ring to secure third place behind Hogwarts Legacy – one of the most anticipated games of this year – and the Steam Deck, which once again took first place on the list.

First released in 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 caused unprecedented controversy due to its disastrous technical performance and glitches, leading to the game being removed from the PlayStation Store and players receiving full refunds from digital outlets and retailers. Since then, CD Projekt Red has waged an uphill battle to regain the trust of its fans by constantly providing updates to improve the game’s performance. Cyberpunk 2077’s salvation was undoubtedly Cyberpunk Edgerunners, which wowed viewers with its heartbreaking story, tone, and unforgettable cast of characters.

Players are patiently awaiting Cyberpunk 2077’s Phantom Liberty expansion, which is set to be released later this year. The expansion will introduce the New United States of America to the world of cyberpunk and FIA agent Solomon Reed, played by Idris Elba. A full edition of Cyberpunk 2077 that includes all DLCs will be available for purchase after the release of Phantom Liberty.

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Isaiah Colbert

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