CD Projekt Red announced today that the second major patch for Cyberpunk 2077 has been postponed until the end of March, citing a recent ransomware attack and the expanded scope of the patch as reasons. The company didn’t go into detail, but a Bloomberg report cites anonymous sources who say it’s even worse than we probably thought. For employees who are already faced with the nightmarish prospect of hackers revealing personal ID information, “most” have been disconnected from their jobs in the past two weeks.
After the ransom is not paid, the developers can no longer access the VPN to access the tools they need at home, and they seem to have been asked to send their computers to IT to check for malware can be.
Cyberpunk 2077 was already a particularly problematic project, and the recent attack only makes it worse. If you planned on traveling to Night City once the major issues were fixed – or planning a rerun once the DLC or next-gen upgrades arrive – you’ll likely need to expand on those plans later in the year.