Steam and GOG are down, thanks to Cyberpunk 2077 hype (Updated)
You may have to wait awhile to play.
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."
Alright. We have killed both #Steam and #GOG. Wow. The hype is real. #Cyberpunk2077Hype #Cyberpunk2077 pic.twitter.com/aRwyJw7IdvAlright. We have killed both #Steam and #GOG. Wow. The hype is real. #Cyberpunk2077Hype #Cyberpunk2077 pic.twitter.com/aRwyJw7Idv— Fabian Mario Döhla (@fabiandoehla) December 10, 2020December 10, 2020
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.
A dark and gritty world
The standard for next-gen.
Cyberpunk 2077 is the latest project from CD PROJEKT RED, the developers behind The Witcher 3. To follow up the game that defined a generation of gaming, Cyberpunk 2077 needed to be huge, ambitious, and captivating. Thankfully, CD PROJEKT RED checked off all the boxes.
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