CD Projekt Red announced on Twitter today. The developer cites its recent ransomware hack as the major culprit it initially planned to launch the 1.2 patch in February. While I’m sure the news disappoints plenty of gamers, this issue is outside of the studio’s control. Dealing with the fallout of a massive hack is tough enough, doing so while trying to fix one of the biggest creative failures in gaming history seems downright impossible without forcing developers to crunch even further. The studio says you can look forward to “numerous overall quality improvements and fixes” when the 1.2 patch arrives.
This cyber attack was pulled off by hackers who stole “certain data belonging to CD Projekt capital group,” and who then made an attempt to ransom that information. In the hackers’ ransom note, they claimed they would release the source data for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Gwent, and an unreleased version of The Witcher 3, as well as “documents relating to accounting, administration, legal, HR, investor relations.”
“Our goal for Patch 1.2 goes beyond any of our previous updates,” wrote CD Projekt Red in a follow-up tweet. “We’ve been working on 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.”
While Patch 1.2 won’t be releasing this month as originally planned, modders have been working on unofficial updates to features of the game like driving controls, the minimap, or even adding a party of companions for protagonist V.