Popular RPG Cyberpunk 77 has lost 79 percent of its player base since its launch about a month ago. However, it’s still one of the most purchased and played games on Steam.
CD Projekt RED is currently battling a class action lawsuit over Cyberpunk 77’s buggy launch. Rosen Law Firm, a Manhattan law firm, filed the suit against the developer “on behalf of persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired publicly traded CD Projekt Red securities.” The beleaguered developers had to contend with a massive drop-off in their player base, but sales remain in rude health in spite of these controversies.
Massive Drop in Player Base
The numbers were brought to light by analysis from video game statistics website GitHyp. It reveals that the game’s player base declined sharply from its peak of over 1 million concurrent players to 225 thousand players a day on Steam.
Nevertheless, the report also explained that the drop is typical of most single-player games. Typically, these games lose the same percentage or even more of its player base, although open-world games are usually an exception. GitHyp also noted CDPR’s penchant for fixing their games on PC post-launch, advancing it as a reason why the game still maintains a positive average score on Steam.
Sales Not Adversely Affected
The good news for CDPR is that Cyberpunk 77 has continued to sell well on Steam, despite the loss of player base and other controversies. PCGamesN revealed that the game has remained the top-selling game since the week ending November 22.
According to CDPR themselves, more than 13 million copies of the game has been sold, even when refund requests across all platforms have been factored in. Out of these numbers, about 8 million copies are said to be from pre-orders alone, a related report revealed.