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Steam and GOG are down, thanks to Cyberpunk 2077 hype (Updated)

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Cyberpunk 2077 Bar (Image credit: CD Projekt S.A.)

What you need to know

  • According to DownDetector, both Steam and GOG went down following the launch of Cyberpunk 2077.
  • The immense hype for the game caused the servers of both storefronts to crash.
  • Originally announced in 2013, Cyberpunk 2077 is arguably the most anticipated game of all time.

Update: It looks like everything is back to normal for the most part on both platforms.

Following the official launch of Cyberpunk 2077, both Steam and GOG, two of the largest storefronts for PC games, went down according to reports from DownDetector. CD PROJEKT RED's Fabian Mario Döhla also commented on the situation on Twitter, stating that "the hype is real."

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Indeed, the hype is real — so real, in fact, that most PC gamers were unable to download and play the game for awhile. The websites for Steam and GOG were frequently crashing and players were having difficulty connecting to servers for downloads. Thankfully, however, everything appears to be back to normal.

Are you planning on getting your hands on Cyberpunk 2077? Let us know.

Cyberpunk 2077 is available for $60 on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Windows 10 PCs through Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store. For more on the game, don't miss our review as well as our guide to Cyberpunk 2077's stats and attributes. There's no doubt in our minds that it's one of the best Xbox RPGs.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.

3 Comments
  • My XBL download was crawling today. I was getting a half a MbS to 10MbS. I was pissed too, because I only had 2GB left!
  • The Xbox Store page for cyberpunk was down as well on the phone app. Fun fact, if you have a game coming that is a physical copy you can actually choose to install the game from the Xbox app it just feels you that you won't be able to play it unless you buy it, so I had mine done yesterday.
  • I'm glad they got that feature working and as quickly as they did. If only they can get the game streaming while you download working just as quickly.