Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
Image: Studio Trigger / Netflix

Cyberpunk 2077 arguably had one of the most disastrous launches in video game history but appears to finally be on the mend with CD Projekt Red releasing multiple quality-of-life updates, and even a next-generation patch, to improve the experience across multiple platforms.

It's now got another boost with the launch of the new Studio Trigger anime Cyberpunk 2077: Edgerunners, streaming on Netflix. As highlighted by PC Gamer, "tens of thousands" of players have apparently returned to the video game version of Night City after watching the 10-episode anime.

The official Cyberpunk Twitter account mentions also mentions how each day this week more than a million players have played the game:

According to SteamDB stats alone, there also have been over 85,000 concurrent users in the past 24 hours have apparently played the game on Valve's PC platform. We imagine there are players on consoles, like the Xbox platform, who have decided to give the game a second shot as well.

Of course, CP2077 has also been heavily updated since the initial Xbox release - with the tech experts over at Digital Foundry mentioning earlier this month how the latest patch is "good news" for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series X. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is its own standalone story, set in the same universe as Cyberpunk 2077, and stars a kid named David simply trying to "survive" in Night City.

Have you watched the Netflix anime yet? Did it make you want to return to Cyberpunk 2077? Comment down below.