By way of Twitter, CD Projekt Red has announced the Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 will be delayed. The Polish development company specifically cites the recent ransomware attack against them as being at least partly responsible for the decision to delay the much-needed update to the troubled title.
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
The precise contents of the hack were never officially confirmed but, according to forum screenshots shared by VX-Underground, the user included the full source codes for Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, Gwent, The Witcher 3, an unreleased version of The Witcher 3 with raytracing, and the newly released Cyberpunk 2077 itself. These sources, along with a collection of internal company documents, were auctioned off to an unnamed buyer for an undisclosed amount.
Update: a mistake was made. They stated starting bid $1kk. This was assumed as a typo for $1,000. They meant $1,000,000. They are also selling immediately for $7,000,000.
— vx-underground (@vxunderground) February 10, 2021
This is only the latest in a long line of delays that have plagued the newly established IP, starting even before the game launched. Its original release date was pushed back three times, first expected in April of 2020 and finally arriving December 10th. Per the developer, the decisions to push the release date were driven by a desire to release the game in as stable a condition as possible. That statement ended up holding little water with gamers when it was released, replete with game-breaking bugs and an unavoidable sequence featuring techniques used by real-world physicians to trigger seizures.
After its fairly disastrous release, CDPR made its game plan clear going forward. This involved pushing back planned DLC in favor of various hotfixes and two large patches, of which Patch 1.2 was the second, focused on correcting the game’s many problems. Up until this point, the developer had been consistent, releasing updates as planned and steadily repairing their player’s faith. Regardless of this newest wrench in the gears, continuing that hard work and making the game as great as it can be should do wonders for their relationship with fans.
Even without the new patch, the game is in much better shape than it was at release. If you’d like to check out the hype, you can find the game on GOG, Steam, Xbox, Stadia, and Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. The title was also released on PlayStation but at this time is unavailable for purchase on their digital storefront.
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