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Cyberpunk 2077 Received A Whopping 8 Million Pre-orders

The game surpassed the reported 7 million pre-orders received by Grand Theft Auto 5.

December 10, 2020

It’s been a long time coming, but Cyberpunk 2077 is now here. After the game was announced all the way back in May 2012, eager players have finally been able to snap up CD Projekt Red’s latest RPG. Despite being out for less than a day, it’s clear that the game is going to be a major success, with Steam’s concurrent player count already clocking in at over 1 million.

One of the reasons the game managed to hit such massive numbers over on Steam may have now been revealed by the CD Projekt Red investor relations Twitter account. The game, which certainly had palpable levels of hype leading up to launch, managed to secure an incredibly impressive 8 million pre-orders.

The 8 million pre-orders garnered by Cyberpunk 2077 is extremely significant. It now means that it is undoubtedly one of the most pre-ordered video game of all time, surpassing the reported 7 million that Grand Theft Auto 5 received back in 2013. Not bad.

While the game certainly achieved some impressive launch numbers, it’s yet to be seen whether it will sustain this success. Since launch, and in the review builds of the game, players have been plagued with a huge range of bugs. While nothing game-breaking has particularly been reported, the sheer volume of issues may put players off, at least in the short term.

Alongside the bugs, Liana Ruppert from GameInformer suffered a major seizure whilst playing the game. This was due to light patterns similar to those used by neurologists to help induce seizures in patients. It was also later noted that the game didn’t have a clear epilepsy warning at the start of gameplay, something which has now been remedied.

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For those now playing the game, or plan to at some point in the future, be sure to keep your eyes open for a cameo from one of gaming’s most notorious developers.

Cyberpunk 2077 is out now on Google Stadia, PC, PS4 and Xbox One, with both PS5 and Xbox Series S|X versions due out next year.

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