Cyberpunk 2077's Next Big Patch Delayed Following Cyber Attack

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Illustration: CD Projekt Red

The next major patch for Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed to an unspecified date in March, CD Projekt Red announced in a tweet today, citing the recent cyber attack against the company as a reason for the delay.

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“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,” the company wrote in a tweet today. In a followup tweet, the studio wrote that it is “aiming for release in the second half of March.”

In December, CD Projekt Red said that two major updates were planned for Cyberpunk 2077, with one coming in January and another in February. A January video sang a different tune: CDPR’s Marcin Iwiński said the second patch would release in “the coming weeks,” rather than offering up a specific time frame. The first patch released in January as planned, though it didn’t change much for the troubled Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game and, in fact, introduced a game-breaking bug. Within a week, a patch for the patch then fixed that bug.

Earlier this month, the Polish video game studio announced that hackers gained access to company documents and the source code for games, including Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3, and threatened to hold the whole pot ransom. (CD Projekt Red said that hackers did not breach the personal information of employees.) The next day, hackers reportedly put those materials up for auction. Earlier this week, CDPR allegedly hit Twitter users with DMCA takedowns for sharing the Gwent source code.

Staff Writer, Kotaku

DISCUSSION

genejacket
Gene Jacket

Crazy how over the span of just a few weeks Cyberpunk went from my absolute most anticipated game, one that I dropped $400 on a new GPU to play, to essentially no interest whatsoever. I was just going to wait until it was all fixed up and pick it up on sale but, technical issues aside, the streams I’ve seen of it just do no represent a game I’m remotely interested in playing.

Actually, now that I think about it, the last time I upgraded my PC for a specific game (Arkham Knight) it was also a complete technical shitshow.