“Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” sends base game player count skyrocketing

You all have been hearing about the good Cyberpunk: Edgerunners it is right? Well, it turns out that the anime is so good that it’s promoting the game it’s based on. cyberpunk 2077, like crazy. All the way to the moon, you could say.

cyberpunk 2077: The anime booster shot you needed?

"cyberpunk 2077" Steam player numbers next to "Cyberpunk: Edgerunners" key art.
I guess a really good anime adaptation will make people forget about the buggy releases.

Video game industry journalist Benji-Sales has just released some interesting statistics about Twitter. According to him, in September 18, 2022; cyberpunk 2077 reach a maximum of 85,555 simultaneous players on Steam. For comparison: the game’s Steam charts showed that the last time the game came close to reaching such numbers was on February 17, 2021 with just 59,061 players. Granted, none of the numbers came even remotely close to the number of players the game had at launch, which due to the massive amount of hype surrounding it hit a record high. 1,054,388 players on December 10, 2020. Still, 85.5k players is an impressive number given all the issues the game had that caused that number of over 1 million players to collapse.

So what do we have to thank for the recent high player count? Good, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners just released last week on Netflix at September 13, 2022. All the rave reviews that have been given by the critics are bringing a lot of attention to this anime series. Which in turn is drawing a lot of attention to the game it’s based on. Combined with the Edgerunners collaboration update, and cyberpunk 2077 has never been more popular. It seems that CD Projekt Red’s bet with Studio Trigger is bearing fruit. Especially in the “Please forget about our criminally buggy release” department. And even if the anime hasn’t reinvigorated your interest in the game, at least we now have some excellent cyberpunk anime to watch.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners ~ Details

While I have an interest in the game, I’m much more interested in the anime spin-off.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a 10-episode Polish-Japanese cyberpunk science fiction anime series set in the world of action role-playing game cyberpunk 2077 by CD Projekt Red. In fact, CD Projekt Red collaborated with Studio Trigger (kill the prey, little witch academy, Star Wars: Visions ep. 3 (“The Twins”), and Ep. 7 (“The Eldest”) to life. Hiroyuki Imaishi ( Gurren Lagann , Kill la Kill , Promare ) is directing, with Hiromi Wakabayashi serving as creative director. Bartosz Sztybor, Jan Bartkowicz, and Łukasz Ludkowski wrote the story, with Masahiko Otsuka and Yoshiki Usa writing the script. Lastly, Netflix is ​​streaming this anime on its platform.

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

As for what Cyberpunk: Edgerunners it’s about? Well, we have an official Netflix synopsis. Check it out below:

“In a dystopia riddled with corruption and cybernetic implants, a talented but reckless street kid strives to become a mercenary outlaw – a frontrunner.”

You can see Cyberpunk: Edgerunners only on Netflix.

Font: Twittersteam charts

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