Second best selling game there too.
Cyberpunk 2077’s position on Steam has improved recently – it now has a “very positive” user rating and is one of the best-selling games on the platform.
Cyberpunk 2077 suffered a disastrous launch and caused serious reputational damage to developer CD Projekt from which it has yet to recover. It went so badly that CD Projekt changed its modus operandi to develop several AAA games and expansions in parallel, and only started promoting its creations much closer to release.
But Cyberpunk 2077 earned a “Mostly Positive” user rating on Steam throughout the spinoff. A recent 50% promotion (£ 24.99 vs. £ 49.99) propelled the shooting of the struggling sci-fi game to second on Steam’s best-selling games list – behind Football Manager 2022 – and sparked a glut of freshly posted positive player reviews.
This resulted in an improvement in the rating of Steam users to “Very Positive”, fueled by thousands of positive reviews (and far fewer negative reviews) since November 24th.
“Despite its difficult launch, I decided to buy the game now, had a lot of fun playing it, and only encountered a few minor bugs.” wrote the Steam user Golden Ireland.
It’s a moment important enough that Cyberpunk 2077 quest director Paweł Sasko took to Twitter to say, “You can’t imagine what this means to me.”
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– Pawe? Sasko (@PaweSasko) November 26, 2021
This week CD Projekt chairman Adam Kiciński insisted the company was not for sale and predicted that Cyberpunk 2077 would be considered a “very good game” in the long run.
Work on updates continues. Granted, Cyberpunk 2077 is in a better place now than it was at launch, although there is still a lot of work to be done. A free upgrade for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S versions has been postponed until 2022.