Cyberpunk 2077 was initially launched in December 2020 and received significant attention in the industry, primarily due to its ambitious promises and the reputation of CD Projekt Red. However, its performance in the industry has been a mixed reception, receiving both praise and controversy.
The game has undergone a revival thanks to its latest update and the highly anticipated expansion. On September 21, it received the new update 2.0, which generated excitement among players. This update attracted a substantial number of players, propelling the game to a milestone of 115K concurrent players on Steam.
Moreover, as the highly awaited Phantom Liberty expansion for the game approaches its release date, the game is experiencing an impressive resurgence.
It has once again climbed to the top of Steam’s best-sellers list, solidifying its dominant position. What’s even more remarkable is that ‘Phantom Liberty’ itself is quickly following suit, securing the second position on the same list, highlighting the substantial anticipation and support this expansion enjoys within the gaming community.
Why is it important?
The appearance of both these titles as Steam Best Sellers signifies their popularity within the gaming community, which can be seen as an accomplishment in the competitive gaming industry. It also indicates that these games have found a strong player base on the Steam platform.
Fans were eagerly anticipating an expansion that promises to enrich the game’s lore, delve deeper into its intricate RPG mechanics, and introduce a fresh cast of characters. It now appears that their wishes have been heard and answered with the Phantom Liberty expansion.
This upcoming expansion promises an entirely new storyline, enriched by the presence of the iconic actor Idris Elba, which has ignited excitement among the gaming community. It has breathed fresh life into the world of Cyberpunk 2077, enticing numerous players to revisit the game in its most refined state.
Remarkably, both the base game and its expansion have received higher popularity and engagement within the gaming community than several recent releases, surpassing titles such as Starfield and Baldur’s Gate 3. Furthermore, even with the inclusion of a new expansion and a discounted price, Resident Evil 4 couldn’t maintain its position on the charts.
The game is available at a 40% discount, aimed at luring players to consider purchasing the expansion.
The PC version of the expansion received a score of 89 points on the Metacritic rating scale. Meanwhile, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S editions garnered impressive scores of 88 and 89 points, respectively.
These scores not only exemplify the game’s overall excellence but also highlight its consistency in delivering a top-notch gaming experience across multiple platforms.