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Cyberpunk 2077 Reaches Surprising Steam Milestone 2 Years After Launch

For a promising game troubled with a tumultuous launch, Cyberpunk 2077 has shaken off its reputation and delighted in persevering through popularity, breaking numerous records and passing several milestones, the latest of which comes from Steam. Having launched Patch 1.5 and Patch 1.6 for Cyberpunk 2077 aimed to fix most of the game's shortcomings and give some genuinely necessary quality of life, Compact disc Projekt Red currently looks towards the launch of the game's first (and just) expansion pack.

Compact disc Projekt Red's collaboration with Netflix yielded an anime series spinoff named Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, and similar as League of Legend's critically acclaimed Arcane, Edgerunners has without a doubt played a factor in contributing to the popularity of the game. Most would agree that Cyberpunk 2077 is in an extremely healthy spot this moment, and there could be no more excellent way to solidify that than to pass a remarkable milestone.

As of today, Cyberpunk 2077 is the most played single-player game on Steam, sitting on top of juggernaut roleplaying titles such as Path of Exile and Elden Ring. The success of Edgerunners, the release of Patch 1.6, as well as the half discount on Steam, makes looking at Cyberpunk 2077 a beneficial affair for hesitant players who have yet to do as such.

While the present situation of the game is splendid, continued post-launch support for Cyberpunk 2077 still remains an uncomfortable question mark for its playerbase. The expansion pack named Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Freedom will launch in 2023, however Compact disc Projekt Red has made no promises on future content of a similar scale. While many players are hoping that the new surge in players will have the development team reconsider their ongoing stance, the harsh reality of the situation is that it wouldn't make a great deal of sense from a company standpoint.

Namely, Compact disc Projekt Red is aware of the potential to additionally invest in the Cyberpunk 2077 franchise, however with its reputed sequel and the following Witcher game both moving onto Unreal Motor 5, the most reasonable decision likely could be for the developers to focus their efforts into the sequel, and to leave REDengine 4 behind.

Whether Phantom Freedom will represent the final chapter of Cyberpunk 2077's story, the future for the franchise is hardly all despondency. The setting of Night City is ready for recounting new stories, and Disc Projekt Red has learned many lessons during the development of Cyberpunk 2077, and one can hope that this wisdom will be carried all through the development of Cyberpunk 2077's sequel.

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