Cyberpunk 2077 Player Count Drops; CDPR Refutes Alleged Developer Post

TechRadar notes that the player count on Cyberpunk 2077 has dropped by over 75% since a dramatic peak of over one million concurrent players around the launch of the sci-fi RPG less than a month ago. Games generally experience fall-offs in player counts over time, but this seems rapid, they note that The Witcher 3 took about three months to hit a similar decline. In other news about the game, CD PROJEKT RED made a post to their own forums to refute a recent post on GameFAQs that was allegedly from one of their developers speaking anonymously. The post made several points about the game and the process of developing it and addressing problems with the release version, and the developer responds with an unequivocal denial, saying: "We usually do not comment on rumours, but this is simply not true."
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Reitsuki wrote on Jan 6, 2021, 21:00:
150 hours, still having fun.

Took me since june to play 150 hours of a game I'm really into... Wish i had this time lol.

I played 3 hours of it without issue and left it.. Wanted to just see it on my 3090 and it was GLORIOUS. Looking forward to playing it heavily in 3-4 months.
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150 hours, still having fun. But please, tell me how the game is an unplayable wreck.

Doesn't mean I don't see the bugs, I do. Doesn't mean I don't see where the content got cut, I do. I'm still having a shit ton of fun.

>Our original Johnny was heavily inspired by David Hayter's Solid Snake from the first MGS and believe it or not, Cillian Murphy

Oh god, no. I might not be convinced Keanu was an idea choice, but that sounds terrible, and completely wrong for the character.
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Overon wrote on Jan 6, 2021, 19:37:
They don't usually comment on rumors "but this is simply not true" what are they referring to? The poster made dozen or so claims. To have a blanket "this is simply not true" means everything is untrue? Sounds like bullshit response to me. I'm inclined to believe the original poster is closer to the truth than the blanket denial of the CDPR.

Like most other CDPR stuff these days its basically 'lets lie but also not actually tell the truth'
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They don't usually comment on rumors "but this is simply not true" what are they referring to? The poster made dozen or so claims. To have a blanket "this is simply not true" means everything is untrue? Sounds like bullshit response to me. I'm inclined to believe the original poster is closer to the truth than the blanket denial of the CDPR.
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GothicWizard wrote on Jan 6, 2021, 18:09:
Cutter wrote on Jan 6, 2021, 17:17:
theglaze wrote on Jan 6, 2021, 12:21:
Sooooooo it will go on sale soon?! Smart

Probably a $20 drop in short order.

Over 13mil units sold, 3rd week as steam #1 sales, over 320mil profit after all expenses. The rumors of its death is greatly exaggerated.

That said, the story, writing, characters, music is 10/10. It is an amazing experience (on the PC at least) that on my first play though brought me to tears on more then one occasion. You feel for many of these characters and they stick with you. It will be the crime of the century of this game does not win awards for writing/story/acting or music at least. No piece of fiction has moved me like this since American Beauty.

Story, writing, characters, music is 10/10? Maybe I can agree with that. Too bad we have to wade through marshes of shit (aka the actualy gameplay) to experience the good Story, writing and characters moments. At least we can wade through the shit while enjoying the music, I guess.

I said it before in another post: for me, this game is broken at the fundamental level that is gameplay itself. Now, story, writing and characters are the most important thing to me and usually gameplay just wraps these things together for me... but fuck me this wrap in stale AF and even a bit disgusting sometimes. I'll probably still fucking love this game though, but the performance issues need to be fixed before I continue this.
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Don't,it's unplayable.
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How are we going to stop this decline? This cannot be! It cannot stand!
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Cutter wrote on Jan 6, 2021, 17:17:
theglaze wrote on Jan 6, 2021, 12:21:
Sooooooo it will go on sale soon?! Smart

Probably a $20 drop in short order.

Over 13mil units sold, 3rd week as steam #1 sales, over 320mil profit after all expenses. The rumors of its death is greatly exaggerated.

That said, the story, writing, characters, music is 10/10. It is an amazing experience (on the PC at least) that on my first play though brought me to tears on more then one occasion. You feel for many of these characters and they stick with you. It will be the crime of the century of this game does not win awards for writing/story/acting or music at least. No piece of fiction has moved me like this since American Beauty.
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MeanJim wrote on Jan 6, 2021, 13:03:
Player count dropping... on a single player game... roughly about the time it takes to play it. I wonder why?
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Fion wrote on Jan 6, 2021, 12:23:
It's also single player so one can assume in the month since launch, a decently large number of people have beaten the game.

It's easy to check via Steam achievements how many players have finished the main story of CP2077. It's 24.7%. The Witcher 3 after all these years is at 26.5% but its main story is also much longer, no?
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I should have said that as well, I am trying to get a 3060ti or 3070 to upgrade my 1080gtx but the cards just don't exist. So I'm not in a huge hurry to play cyberpunk.
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El Pit wrote on Jan 6, 2021, 17:17:
I will hold back until I get a reasonably priced graphics card to run this at best settings. So I guess I will be playing this in 2022 or so - fully patched and with many DLCs and expansions and mods.

I'm in no hurry to upgrade my GPU. Sure, it's years old and in the lower spec range for CP2077 but if it can still run titles like Doom Eternal and Assassin's Creed Odyssey without any problems (while also looking great), I see no real incentive to get a new card just to support one bug-ridden title that - by most accounts - still has a lot of optimization issues.
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theglaze wrote on Jan 6, 2021, 12:21:
Sooooooo it will go on sale soon?! Smart

Probably a $20 drop in short order.
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I will hold back until I get a reasonably priced graphics card to run this at best settings. So I guess I will be playing this in 2022 or so - fully patched and with many DLCs and expansions and mods.
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JeffD wrote on Jan 6, 2021, 14:04:
#1 many of us are just waiting for bug fixs and optimizations before continuing. I still have plenty of grind to do in ff14. I am in no hurry.
#2 lack of end game content, the game probably has little to do after the stories are done like super bosses. dlc will help this.

Re: #1 - Well said - Yeah, my PC can't run the game as well as I would like so I'm playing on console (PS5) - I played a few missions then decided to wait for the PS5 patch and not spoil it. Between steam sales and epic giveaways plus all the other console releases - we should all have plenty of content to look forward to.
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Darks wrote on Jan 6, 2021, 14:02:
Well, CDPR did this to themselves, Reputations, lifetime to build seconds to destroy.

Well, a bit extreme for CDPR, no? It's not like Cyberpunk won't get patched and DLCed and modded up into something glorious, and it's definitely playable now. They certainly aren't going to abandon it.

I've been pleasantly side tracked by Wasteland 3 (it's pretty fucking awesome, with a few bugs) but I'll probably go back and finish the last quest for CP2077 soon, then replay it again in a year or so.

But humanity is fickle, I am sure quite a few people will abandon and curse CDPR forever because of this game.
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I was going to buy this with a PS5, but at the rate they're dropping, it'll be June before I can get my hands on one.
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Because what else are they gonna say about a post like that?

"Its all true"

lol... that will be the day.
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Some folks have a strange idea about the Steam concurrent-user numbers. This is the number of people online in the Steam network multiplayer games--it is not by any means the absolute number of people playing the game...;) Single-play isn't counted here, nor should it be. The Witcher 3 had no Steam copy protection added and many, many more people played the game single-play than multiplayer--I run the game from its executable and Steamworks doesn't even have to be running to play the game (a lot of Steam games have no copy protection, actually.) So...there's no way that the concurrent number even comes close to the number of people playing the game. I guess some people thought that's what the concurrent number means, somehow. I've got several AAA games that run right from their exe's, completely by-passing Steamworks. This is by design, of course, because the game developers decide whether their games will include DRM or not--even though I'm certain many Steam users couldn't tell you which of their games required Steamworks to be running and which don't. Additionally, of course, people sometimes play in offline mode--that's single-play, too, and of course in offline mode Steam has no way to know who is playing what game, etc. As such, the number of people playing online in the Steam network is sure to ramp up and down continuously. We know they've sold ~14M copies to date--so obviously most people playing the game aren't playing on the online Steam multiplayer version of the game.
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#1 many of us are just waiting for bug fixs and optimizations before continuing. I still have plenty of grind to do in ff14. I am in no hurry.

#2 lack of end game content, the game probably has little to do after the stories are done like super bosses. dlc will help this.
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Well, CDPR did this to themselves, Reputations, lifetime to build seconds to destroy.
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