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Almost Half a Million Viewers Tuned in to CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Reveal Live on Twitch

Cyberpunk 2077 Becomes the Most Watched Stream on Twitch for an Upcoming Game So Far This Year

August 28, 2018 by

With CD Projekt Red only showing gameplay of Cyberpunk 2077 to the media behind-closed-doors at E3 and Gamescom this year, gamers have been dying to get a first look at what’s next from the developer of The Witcher and Gwent.

Thankfully, CDPR hosted a mysterious stream on Twitch earlier today entitled “DATA TRANSMISSION IN PROGRESS_” and after 9 hours of cryptic code running on the screen, the devs finally revealed what everyone has been wanting years to see: 48-minutes of Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay.

CDPR’s official stream on Twitch saw a peak of 288k viewers — while there were a total of 459k concurrent viewers watching when factoring in restreams — making Cyberpunk 2077 the most watched game on Twitch yesterday.

And so far, just under 100k viewers have watched the VOD on CDPR’s official Twitch channel and another 2.6 million views have been racked up on the official YouTube video.

But Cyberpunk’s reveal wasn’t just the most watched game on Twitch yesterday topping Fortnite’s peak of 305k viewers… it was also the most watched stream for a newly released or upcoming game this year, doubling the peaks of new games such as God of War (283k), Sea of Thieves (259k), and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s (204k) first look.

Still with no release date for Cyberpunk 2077; now, we’ll just have to wait and see if Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 can top CDPR’s stream when it releases in just two more months on October 28, 2018.

Considering Cyberpunk 2077 is looking at a 2019 release and that many of Twitch’s top streamers will likely all be playing the new open world game from Rockstar on Day 1, RDR2 has a better shot than any other game of topping CDPR’s stream as the most watched on Twitch by the end of this year.