The hits just keep on coming for CD Projekt Red. In a Twitter post today, CD Projekt Red announced that Patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed due to the aftermath of the hack the company recently suffered.
The update was originally scheduled to release in February, but will now be releasing towards the second half of March.
Cyberpunk 2077 Update Delayed Due To CDPR Hack
Earlier this month, CD Projekt Red reported they’d been hacked and that the hackers had gained access to source code for Cyberpunk 2077 (among other games) along with internal company documents.
Because CD Projekt Red took a firm stance against meeting any of the hackers’ demands, reports followed two days later that the company’s hacked data had sold for over $7 million in an online auction according to reports from KELA.
This chaos only added to struggles CD Projekt Red had been facing surrounding the messy launch of Cyberpunk 2077. Acknowledging the issues with the game, CD Projekt Red committed to releasing several large updates and patches for Cyberpunk 2077 to get it into a more playable state.
Among these updates was Patch 1.2 which was originally scheduled to drop in February. It’s currently February 24 and now — in place of Patch 1.2 — we have an update from CD Projekt Red stating that the patch has been delayed and will release around the second week of March instead.
The full text on this from CD Projekt Red’s tweet reads:
“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.
Our goal for Patch 1.2 goes beyond any of our previous updates. We’ve been working on numerous overall quality improvements and fixes, and we still have work to do to make sure that’s what you get. With that in mind, we’re now aiming for release in the second half of March.
It’s not the news we enjoy sharing, but we want to make sure we launch this update properly. Stay tuned for more information as the time draws closer. Thank you for your continued patience and support.”
The delay of Patch 1.2 doesn’t seem too extensive being a month away rather than several months away. It’s also understandable that with everything on CD Projekt Red’s plate right now, they wouldn’t want to rush through such an extensive patch and risk putting Cyberpunk 2077 in a worse state.
That being said, the news is sure to be disappointing for Cyberpunk 2077 owners who were looking forward to the update's release this month. And as always, we’re curious to hear your thoughts on the matter.
Was the delay of Patch 1.2 inevitable after the hack on CD Projekt Red, or do you think there are other underlying issues at the company causing the delay? Let us know on Twitter and Facebook, and stay tuned as we’ll update you on the status of the 1.2 Patch as soon as CD Projekt Red shares new information.
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