Cyberpunk 2077: CD Projekt Red delays v1.2 patch to second-half March after the cyberattack
As per past information, the company was all set to release the patch towards the end of February 2021. Let's check everything we know around the new CD Projekt Red announcement regarding Cyberpunk 2077 here.
Polish video game publisher and game developer CD Projekt Red has just made a new announcement regarding Cyberpunk 2077. According to the latest information, the company has delayed the release of version 1.2 of Cyberpunk 2077. As per past information, the company was all set to release the patch towards the end of February 2021. Now, the company is planning to release the update about a month later, in the second half of March 2021. The company shared this announcement a few days after disclosing a significant cyberattack on its internal systems. Let's check everything we know around the new CD Projekt Red announcement regarding Cyberpunk 2077 here.
Cyberpunk 2077 v1.2 update delayed, details
CD Projekt Red shared details around the announcement as part of the statement on Twitter. The company noted that it needs time after the recent cyber attack on the IT infrastructure of the studio. It is likely that the company will take this time to beef up the security of its infrastructure. In addition, the company is also working on several “quality improvements and fixes” in the game. CD Projekt Red will share mode information around the upcoming update as “the time draws closer”.
The upcoming version 1.2 update was supposed to be the second-largest patch aimed to improve the quality of the game on older-generation consoles. We got the version 1.1 update at the end of January 2021 along with one patch and one emergency hotfix. In addition to the delayed patches, the company is also dealing with a class-action lawsuit for false promises. Looking at the update roadmap for Cyberpunk 2077, one can still expect several free DLCs during the course of the year. The game developer is also working on a free next-gen console upgrade in the second half of the year.
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
Looking at the cyber attack, the game developer disclosed a significant ransomware attack about two weeks back. As part of the breach, an unknown hacking entity managed to access and copy the source code of several CD Projekt Red titles. The list of titles includes Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3, Gwent, and the upcoming version of Witcher 3. In fact, the entity also managed to sell the source codes of the game online.