CD Projekt Red has been patching and reviewing Cyberpunk 2077 since its tumultuous release in December, but the next big patch is coming a little later than players expected. The developer posted an update on the game’s official Twitter account on Wednesday, writing that “the recent cyberattack on the studio’s IT infrastructure and the wide scope of the update mean that this will unfortunately not happen; we will need some additional time. “.
While we very much wanted to deliver patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 in the time frame detailed above, the recent cyberattack on the studio’s IT infrastructure and the extensive scope of the update mean that this will sadly not happen; we will need some additional time. 1/3
– Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) February 24, 2021
This cyberattack was carried out by hackers who stole “certain data belonging to the capitalist group CD Projekt” and who then tried to rescue that information. In the hackers’ ransom note, they claimed that they would release the source data for Cyberpunk 2077, The Wizard 3, Gwentand an unreleased version of the Warlock 3, as well as “documents related to accounting, administration, legal affairs, human resources, [and] 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 quality fixes and improvements in general, and we still have work to do to make sure that’s what you get. With that in mind, we are now targeting its release in the second half of March. ”
While patch 1.2 won’t be released this month as originally planned, modders have been working on unofficial updates to game features like driving controls, the minimap, or even adding a group of companions for protagonist V.