Cyberpunk 2077’s second and major 1.2 patch has been delayed until the second half of March, due to a recent ransomware hack that saw disruption for CD Projekt Red and which is now not letting its developer use their VPN (virtual private network).
Polish developers CDPR announced this news by their official twitter handle saying:
CDPR blaming the ransomware attack which happened earlier, for this delay. The attack included the source code of some CD Projekt Red’s games, including Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3, and personal details of its employees and other sensitive information, which hackers reportedly sold on the internet auction later. And now as reported by Bloomberg, the same hack has made it nearly impossible for some of its employees to work with “most of them have locked out of their workstations for the last two weeks.”
Well that’s obvious because CDPR has not paid the Ransome and have no intention to pay it in near future, ultimately resulting in “employees remain unable to log onto the company’s virtual private network (VPN), making it impossible to access the systems and tools needed to do most of their jobs” and CDPR asking its employees “to ship their computers to the company’s IT staff to be scanned for malware or other intrusions”
This latest attack is only making things worse for Cyberpunk 2077, which already had a very buggy launch, with removal from Sony’s PlayStation store, releasing some hotfixes to fix the bugs, and so on. With this March delay of the major 1.2 patch, its players have to stretch their plans to enjoy playing its in works free DLCs and free next-gen console updates.