While Cyberpunk 2077 has had some impressive sales records, like selling 13 million copies at launch and breaking Steam records for the most concurrent users in a single-player game ever, it has also had its fair share of issues. Sony and Microsoft have offered refunds to those who unhappy with all the performance problems with the game, with Sony going as far as to remove the game from the PlayStation Store.
Even though Cyberpunk 2077 is better optimized on the PC, receiving a more positive reception as a result, but has failed to maintain its playerbase. Since launch, CD Projekt Red’s open-world game has lost 79% of its players on Steam, according to GitHyp’s data. Its current peak is 200,000 players, compared to the peak of over a million players back in December.
The developers previous title, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, took three months to lose that percentage. However, The Witcher 3 started from a much lower peak of around 92,000 during its launch back in 2015.
Cyberpunk 2077 will eventually get the love it deserves, but it might be awhile until CD Projekt Red reaches what the Witcher series has achieved. The developing team has been questioning the founders and upper management about the crunch and the state in which the game was released. Because the game was so poorly optimized for last-gen consoles, a class-action lawsuit was issued against CD Projekt Red, stating the studio hid the subpar quality and sold the game anyway.