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Cyberpunk 2077 was the highest-selling title on Steam for third consecutive week in spite of controversy

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Despite all the (admittedly well-deserved for the most part) criticism surrounding the long-awaited release of Cyberpunk 2077, such as the game being released in unfinished fashion, CDPR apologizing for its performance on Xbox One and PS4 consoles (and offering refunds) and even the temporary removal of the game from the PS Store by Sony — the game is still selling very well. Particularly on Steam, where Cyberpunk 2077 was the highest-selling title on Steam for the third consecutive week.

It’s feasible that Cyberpunk 2077‘s sales success on Steam can be attributed to the game performing much better on PC platforms than the last-generation Xbox One and PS4 consoles, especially gaming rigs that meet the game’s recommended requirements and have updated to the latest Nvidia drivers. The futuristic, open-world RPG also had the benefit of getting off to a very good start on Steam from the get-go; the game shattered records for the most concurrent players on Steam for a single-player game on the December 10th release date.

Since all the backlash over Cyberpunk 2077‘s release, CDPR has since promised to ameliorate the game, especially on last generation consoles, with plans to remove game-breaking bugs and issues with AI and NPC characters.

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CD Projekt Red

“The first substantial set of fixes was released over the weekend,” Adam Kicinski, president and joint-CEO of CDPR said in an emergency call with investors. “The next set of fixes will be released within the next seven days. Big updates are planned for January and February, together with smaller fixes. Of course, PC gamers will also be getting regular updates and fixes to improve the game. We will do everything possible to prove that we stick to our values.”

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The most recent fix implemented by CDPR was the Cyberpunk 2077 Hotfix 1.05 patch, which fixed main quests, enemy AI, the game’s overall stability and issues with the AI, among other fixes.

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