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"Hello CD Projekt! You have been EPICALLY pwned!! We have dumped FULL copies of the source codes from your Perforce server for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Gwent, and the unreleased version of The Witcher 3!!! We have also dumped all of your documents related to accounting, administration, legal, HR, investor relations, and more!" read the ransom note from the hackers. "If we will not come to an agreement, then your source codes will be sold or leaked online and your documents will be sent to our contacts in gaming journalism. Your public image will go down the shitter even more and people will see how shitty your company functions." The studio didn't budge, and unfortunately, the hackers weren't bluffing.
The information (which did not contain the personal details of players) apparently sold for millions of dollars, and torrents for the code are being shared across the internet. CD Projekt Red is doing its best to squash these links as soon as it sees them with DMCA takedowns, but it's a little like shovelling snow while it's still snowing. There's a lot of bitterness out there about the shambolic launch of Cyberpunk 2077, and there was even a theory that the hack was an inside job carried out by unhappy employees. That's not even mentioning the two lawsuits that are underway against CD Projekt Red and the fact that the company is feeling the heat from the consumer protection agency in Poland.
In short, supporting Cyberpunk 2077 with updates right now is like that meme of the dog sipping coffee while the room is in flames. Understandably, though the team is trying to account for every eventuality, this next patch has been delayed due to the hack. CD Projekt Red was apologetic on the Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account and explained that it wants to ensure the patch is everything that players expect it to be.
While we dearly wanted to deliver Patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 in the timespan we detailed previously, the recent cyber attack on the studio's IT infrastructure and extensive scope of the update mean this unfortunately will not happen - we'll need some additional time. 1/3
- Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) February 24, 2021
"Our goal for Patch 1.2 goes beyond any of our previous updates," said the studio. "We've been working on numerous overall quality improvements and fixes, and we still have work to do to make sure that's what you get. With that in mind, we're now aiming for release in the second half of March. It's not the news we enjoy sharing, but we want to make sure we launch this update properly. Stay tuned for more information as the time draws closer. Thank you for your continued patience and support."
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