The developer of the highly acclaimed Witcher titles has announced this morning on Twitter that thieves have stolen internal files relating to their newest game, Cyberpunk 2077 and are demanding some type of ransom. CD Projekt Red have announced they will not take part in any ransom demands and that we will learn more about Cyberpunk 2077 when the time is right. Below is the actual statement sent out by the developer this morning.
This is an unfortunate situation for any developer, but it is great to see companies not falling into these lame traps set by cyber attackers. This is becoming more of a common problem across the board of all media and entertainment. Most recently, an illegally downloaded copy of the new Pirates Of The Caribbean was held at ransom as well, asking the movie studio to pay a hefty ransom to which they refused. What strange world we live in where digital terrorists can steal early production files and attempt to get money from a video game developer in return for them. An unfortunate byproduct maybe of our technological advancements, and hopefully, things will become more difficult for those special few looking to ruin something a lot of people are looking forward to.
There is still no current release date or announcement for Cyberpunk 2077, and no assurance we’ll get to see any of it at next week’s E3 in Los Angeles. CD Projekt Red is a very talented team of people, and I, as well as many, many others eagerly await when we get to hear some exciting news regarding their next release.