Today CD Projekt Red announced a delay for Cyberpunk 2077February’s Big Update. The delay is a side effect of the company’s security breach earlier this month, as hackers stole a number of internal documents (including the source code for various CD Projekt games) and threatened to release it if a ransom was not paid.
While CD Projekt Red refused to pay that ransom and ended up leaking some of these internal documents, it appears that dealing with the fallout from the breach required a lot of the studio’s attention. In a thread posted on Twitter today, CD Projekt Red confirmed that it will need some extra time to introduce the version 1.2 patch for Cyberpunk 2077 Because of the “large scale” of the cyber attack.
Originally, CD Projekt Red planned to release the version 1.2 update sometime in February, but as the month ends, it becomes clear that it will not achieve that original goal. This next update follows the 1.1 patch from the past in January, and together these patches begin a year of improvements and updates that CD Projekt Red plans to offer to Cyberpunk 2077 Along with the previously announced DLC.
“Our goal with Patch 1.2 goes beyond any previous updates we’ve had,” CD Projekt Red said in a follow-up tweet. “We’ve worked on many comprehensive quality improvements and fixes, and we still have to work to make sure this is what you get. With that in mind, we are now aiming to release in the second half of March.”
Although CD Projekt Red hasn’t detailed what it’s planning for this update, it’s encouraging to know that it should be only a few weeks away even as the company continues to grapple with the fallout from this month’s cyber attack. We’ll let you know when we hear more about the update, so stay tuned.