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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Cyberpunk 2077 brings Steam to its knees – and leaves PC gamers out in the rain


Cyberpunk 2077 has finally been released and its huge hype train is rolling over the Steam servers – not without consequences.

Cyberpunk 2077
The release of Cyberpunk 2077 is not without consequences for the Steam platform. (Image: Valve / CD Projekt Red)

Finally. FINALLY! – Cyberpunk 2077 is after years of waiting and numerous postponements available. The hype surrounding the latest work from the software company CD Projekt Red (known for the Witcher series) is huge. This is not only noticeable in the sales figures. The release also has platforms like Steam caught off guard.

Cyberpunk gamers bring Steam servers to their knees

Cyberpunk fans were just missing that. Straight to publication The Steam servers say goodbye to the network. The platform apparently couldn't keep up with the high demand. This is how CD Projekt Red's PR and social media manager Fabian Döhla reports on Twitter:

"All right. We killed both Steam and GOG. Wow. The hype is real. "

The servers are now available again, but many users still have problems, especially with Steam. The number “57.4 GB” in particular is trending on Twitter. At 57.4 gigabytes For many users the download simply stops. While restarting can help with some, it still feels like you are Starve to death in front of the full shop window of a bakery. Some fans take it with humor:

"Half of the Internet as it gets stuck at 57.4 GB"

But the chaotic release of Cyberpunk 2077 has its good points too. Within 10 minutes climbed the game up into that Top 5 trends on Steam in the USA. Understandably. After all, in the years of waiting a massive hype has built up around the game. The positive reviews prove the developers right – the long wait was worth it. In 2020 it still seems like this – at least for some gamers – a good ending to take.