“Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” skyrockets the player count of the base game

You’ve all heard about it as well Cyberpunk: Edgerunner it’s right? Well, as it turns out, the anime is so good that it enhances the game it’s based on, Cyberpunk 2077, How crazy. To the moon, you could say.

Cyberpunk 2077: The Anime Booster Shot It Needed?

"Cyberpunk 2077" Steam player numbers next to it "Cyberpunk: Edgerunner" key art.
I think a really good anime adaptation will make people forget about really flawed starts.

Video game industry journalist Benji-Sales just released some interesting statistics Twitter. According to him September 18, 2022; Cyberpunk 2077 hit a high of 85,555 concurrent players on Steam. For comparison, the game’s Steam charts showed that the game last came close to those numbers on February 17, 2021 with just 59,061 players. Granted, none of the numbers came even close to the number of players the game had at launch, which was a record high due to the massive hype surrounding it 1,054,388 player on December 10, 2020. Still, 85.5k players is an impressive number given all the issues the game had that caused those 1 million+ players to crash.

So what do we have to thank for the recent high number of players? Spring, Cyberpunk: Edgerunner just launched on Netflix last week September 13, 2022. All the rave reviews that critics have given it draws a lot of attention to this anime series. Which in turn draws a lot of attention to the game it’s based on. Combined with the Edgerunners Collaboration Update and Cyberpunk 2077 has never been so popular. It seems CD Projekt Red’s gamble with Studio Trigger is paying off for them. Especially in the “Please forget our criminal buggy start” department. And even if the anime didn’t reignite your interest in the game, at least now we have an excellent cyberpunk anime to watch.

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunner ~Details

While I’m interested in the game, I’m much more interested in the anime spinoff.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunner is a 10-episode Polish-Japanese cyberpunk sci-fi anime series set in the world of action RPG game Cyberpunk 2077 by CD Projekt Red. In fact, CD Projekt Red has collaborated with Studio Trigger (Kill la Kill, Little witch academy, Star Wars: Visions Ep. 3 (“The Twins”) and Ep. 7 (“The Elder”) brought to life. Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare) is directing, with Hiromi Wakabayashi as creative director. Bartosz Sztybor, Jan Bartkowicz, and Łukasz Ludkowski wrote the story, while Masahiko Otsuka and Yoshiki Usa wrote the screenplay. Finally, Netflix streams this anime on its platform.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunner showcases the voice talents of Ken’ichirō Ōhashi (better known by his stage name Kenn) as David and Aoi Yabusaki (better known by her stage name Aoi Yūki) as Lucy in the original Japanese version. Zach Aguilar plays David and Emi Lo plays Lucy in the English dub.

For what Cyberpunk: Edgerunner is about? Well, we have an official synopsis from Netflix. Check it out below:

“In a dystopia of corruption and cybernetic implants, a talented but ruthless street urchin aspires to become an outlaw mercenary – an Edgerunner.”

You can watch Cyberpunk: Edgerunner only on Netflix.

Source: TwitterSteam charts

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