Cyberpunk 2077 shoots to top of Twitch with over 800,000 viewers in first hour

Many tuned in to get their first look at the highly anticipated game.

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CD Projekt Red’s highly anticipated open-world game Cyberpunk 2077 is finally here and thousands of gamers have gone to Twitch to get their first look at the game.

Although the game doesn’t officially launch on all platforms for another 12 hours, some lucky streamers got early access to play the game collectively and recorded over 800,000 viewers on Twitch within the first hour of going live.

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Shroud was leading the charge with a consistent viewer count of over 100,000, while CohhCarnage also boasted a viewership of over 50,000.

Fortunately for streamers, the game boasts a “Streamer Mode” that can be toggled on and off to sensor some of the explicit imagery and copyrighted music present in the game.

Earlier this month, two people got a hold of the game early and began to stream their gameplay on YouTube before promptly ending the stream in fear of legal action. Outside of this, these streamers are the first to share gameplay of Cyberpunk, aside from the official footage released in the build-up to the game’s release.

Anticipation for the game has accrued over the past year following several delays. But now, the game will finally be available around the globe later today.

The team shared a diagram showcasing the launch times for the game in each respective region to ensure players are ready when it drops. But for console gamers, the release will be midnight in their respective time zone.

While a next-generation console version will be coming in 2021, the initial release will be for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. Players will still be able to play the game on the next-generation consoles, but this will be the same version available on the PS4 and Xbox One.