Cyberpunk 2077 reached over 68K concurrent players on Steam on September 17th, days after the release of the Edgerunners anime and a week and a half after the release of patch 1.6.
This is the best result for a CD Projekt RED game since its release, when it reached over a million players at its peak. The last time such a jump was in early 2022, when the studio released patch 1.5. The game has gained almost 60,000 concurrent players.
In addition to the success of the Edgerunners anime and the release of patch 1.6, the announcement of the Phantom Liberty story add-on, as well as a 50% discount on the game in digital stores, could attract the attention of the players.