CD Projekt Red took to Twitter last night to reveal that a cyberthief cyberstole some Cyberpunk 2077 files from them. They’ve made a demand for ransom, lest they publish the files for all to see, but the Polish developer has no intention of negotiating with them. The only reason they’ve issued the statement is to warn fans about the files, which are old and not representative of the game.
You might remember the same thing happening a few years ago, when hackers lifted The Witcher 3 design documents that, among other things, revealed the ending. It’s no wonder, really – this particular form of extortion has been gaining more and more popularity lately, mostly targeting film and TV studios.
Authorities have been notified, the blackmailers have been given the cold shoulder, and you have been warned. Here’s CDP Red’s statement in full:
An unidentified individual or individuals have just informed us they are in possession of a few internal files belonging to CD PROJEKT RED. Among them are documents connected to early designs for the upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077.
A demand for ransom has been made, saying that should we not comply, the files will be released to the general public. We will not be giving in to the demands of the individual or individuals that have contacted us, which might eventually lead to the files being published online. The appropriate legal authorities will be informed about the situation.
The documents are old and largely unrepresentative of the current vision for the game. Still, if you’re looking forward to playing Cyberpunk 2077, it would be best to avoid any information not coming directly from CD PROJEKT RED.
When the time is right, you will hear about Cyberpunk 2077 from us – officially.
There you have it. Although the files are outdated, it would be best to avoid any mentions of the leak like the plague, so as not to spoil the game for yourself.