It looks like CD Projekt Red's string of bad luck is continuing. Today, the developer announced that while it had originally planned to release Patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 this February, the recent cyber attack against the company has delayed the update until March. Patch 1.2 would have focused primarily on fixing the game's many performance issues.
The cyber attack in question hit the company two weeks ago, and saw an unnamed individual/s make off with the source code for several titles, including The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077. The hacker/s also left a mess of the company's IT infrastructure, which required a restoration of backups to avoid some nasty ransomware they left as a parting present.
Take into account that CDPR has been working to fix its internal system alongside talking with authorities and other organizations to try to track down the stolen property, and the company has its hands full with plenty more than just regular development.
As such, CD Projekt Red has updated its plans and is now saying that it expects to release Patch 1.2 in March 2021.
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. 1/3February 24, 2021
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. 3/3February 24, 2021
This development isn't sitting well with certain parts of the game's audience, with many in the announcement's replies calling for CD Projekt Red to admit that Cyberpunk 2077 is a dead game.
Personally, while I can understand this frustration, some issues still need to be taken care of for those who want to play the game beneath the bugs, and the recent events that have affected the company aren't making development any easier. At the same time, I see the community's point, as many had expected for the issues currently plaguing the game to be corrected by now.
Here's to hoping the company can turn things around, but as it stands right now, this is definitely an uphill battle.
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CDPR announces that the dlc and next-gen upgrade will be delayed until January 2077.Reply
I bought this on a special deal from CDkeys (For $26.99) two days ago, with two patch releases. Considering the pre-sale era hype for this game it is awful. While CyberPunk 2077 has SOME decent things the whole package doesn't come together. The conversations and all their techy replacement words get nauseating. It also turns my RTX 3800 into a space heater. I wish I had used that money and bought Valheim instead.Reply
Meh, with my lowly 2080ti and running RTX, I have logged well over 150hrs of game play since release and I'm still discovering stuff. They have released patches along the way which in my opinion weren't all that necessary compared to the original code. I think if you want to play Cyberpunk you just need a decent PC. Consoles just don't cut it.Reply
The game surely failed to meet the high expectations from its fans after so much hype. I am also one of these disappointed fans who bought the game thinking to have a great game in hands during the holiday period but I only played the game for about 4-5 days before I got my refund. I am still following the developments about the game and in the last few weeks I am reading plenty of positive news about the game in terms of its improvements which suggest that the game is now running far better than it was on its launch day but I believe the game is still have many issues which CDPR should fix as soon as possible if they are to restore their lost pride. I might get back to this game in few months time but not before its DLC and next-gen upgrade is released.kiniku said:I bought this on a special deal from CDkeys (For $26.99) two days ago, with two patch releases. Considering the pre-sale era hype for this game it is awful. While CyberPunk 2077 has SOME decent things the whole package doesn't come together. The conversations and all their techy replacement words get nauseating. It also turns my RTX 3800 into a space heater. I wish I had used that money and bought Valheim instead.