CD Projekt Red, the studio that created Cyberpunk 2077, seems to be living a dystopia that has little or nothing to envy to the one reproduced in the game. Since its launch, the amount of bad news published about what has ended up being the great fiasco of 2020 has not stopped growing. And some have been bad for the studio, yes, but others have directly affected the players.
Cyberpunk 2077 long-awaited patches to be delayed due to hacking at CD Projekt Red
Many of the problems that have accompanied Cyberpunk 2077 since it was released are directly related to the state of its development. It is becoming clearer every day that CD Projekt Red should have delayed the PC version by no less than three or four months, and left aside the snafu with which it arrived on previous generation consoles. Undoubtedly the company would have removed many problems, and both its image and that of Cyberpunk 2077 would not have fallen so many points.
But then again, there’s little point in thinking about how CD Projekt Red should have acted. Now, or to be more precise, since the day Cyberpunk 2077 was released, the developer’s main goal should be to improve the game as much as possible and as soon as possible. To that end, the release of several patches was announced at the beginning of the year, something long-awaited both by the community of current players, who want to see these improvements arrive as soon as possible, and by PS5 and Xbox Series owners, since their development has been slowed down to prioritize the patches.
Thus, the plans were that the 1.2 patches for Cyberpunk 2077 would arrive soon, but it seems that the wait will be longer than initially expected. How long? Why? The answers can be found in a thread posted on the Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account. A thread in which players are informed that they will have to wait until the second half of March to see all the problems that these patch attacks solved.
The reason for the delay? The effects of the cyber-attack suffered by CD Projekt Red. This resulted in the exfiltration of multiple digital assets of the developer, including the source code of Cyberpunk 2077, in addition to encrypting such content. According to the company at the time, they had no intention of paying the ransom, and given that the cybercriminals auctioned the game’s source code, it is understandable that the company stood firm in its position. This is commendable, no doubt.
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
But, of course, recovering from an attack of this nature is not easy, and in the absence of knowing if it has been possible to recover all (or at least much) of the compromised assets, to be able to resume work as soon as possible and at the closest point to where it was before the attack. Also, it would make sense that this update will close possible security holes that may have been detected by attackers in the Cyberpunk 2077 code.