Cyberpunk 2077: Big setback for next-gen game as it loses nearly 80% of its players since launch

Cyberpunk 2077 update: Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red’s most hyped RPG title, saw a lot of players across the globe and played the game along with its first reviews. With 1 million concurrent players in December, the game sold 13 million copies of Cyberpunk, when it was launched. More than 300,000 players also gave a positive review for Cyberpunk 2077.

But things took a turn for the worse for Cyberpunk 2077. Many users started complaining about the In-game bugs and performance issues. Players across the console platforms like Sony’s Playstation and Microsoft’s Stadia started asking for a refund when these performance issues started taking over the game.

According to data from, Cyberpunk just has around 225k active players in the first week of 2021, a news that is not great for the game developers. According to the Steam analytics, most games that did not have a persistent multiplayer feature usually witnessed a drop in player base in the very first month. Moreover, the pandemic, and the holiday season has not been of any help to Cyberpunk 2077 in retaining its numbers. With the number falling from 1 million players to 225, it seems like 7,50,000 PC players have left the game and moved to something else.

Cyberpunk 2077: Big setback for next-gen game as it loses nearly 80% of its players since launchFor the first time in history, we have seen a Triple-A rated game suffer this big a setback right after its launch. As a result of the same, Sony took the decision to withdraw the Playstation Store and has started to think about the refunds.

When compared with CDPR’s other major titles like The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077 has had a very shaky start. Post launch, it took The Witcher project 79% in its player base which the newly launched RPG has already come across. 

On the matter of refunds, Cyberpunk 2077’s Twitter handle released a statement saying that the developers have gotten into the process of fixing the performance issues on these devices and are going to come up with patch updates soon. They also added that the players who were not interested in the patch updates could opt for a refund.