CD Projekt Red just doesn't seem to catch a break right now, do they?
According to Eurogamer, the embattled Polish developer and publisher is still dealing with the consequences of a hack that leaked out game source does, console SDKs, and even internal dev videos online. Now, these data are being shared all over the internet with impunity, even after a supposed "dark web auction" already sold them off.
All data were stolen during that initial hack. Although it seems it has been sold off already, it has resurfaced. The information comes from a website called DataBreaches.net, where a so-called "threat actor group" released sensitive CD Projekt Red data to try and promote their new "leaks platform."
According to ITPro, the release of the data from CDPR is in line with a so-called "charity fundraiser" event. For any user who donates $10,000, they get passwords to game data archives. And inside the archives, it seems it consists of files for a handful of CD Projekt Red games, such as "The Witcher 3" (and its next-gen upgrade), "Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales," and of course, "Cyberpunk 2077."
Aside from the game data, other files such as internal CD Projekt Red data, NDAs, and company reports are also allegedly contained within the folders. However, a note from the hackers says that they won't leak these to the public but the media.
CD Projekt Red And its Fight to Regain Lost Rep
When the disastrous launch of "Cyberpunk 2077," happened, there were a lot of memes and parodies claiming that CDPR was supposed to be "The Chosen One." A lot of fans hailed them as the one developer in a sea of many who actually cared about their customer base and not just about making money.
This has been the reputation that the studio has carefully cultivated through the years, which eventually peaked when they released "The Witcher 3." But obviously, this is now dead and gone, with CDPR having to deal with the fallout of overhyping "Cyberpunk" and then underdelivering on the game's lofty expectations.
So far, all of the data lost in that initial cyberattack (perpetuated by a so-called "HelloKitty" ransomware) are still being shared in private channels. But who knows? Over time, the data might eventually find its way to publicly accessible social media posts and forums. It's also still unclear why the data is being released after the "dark web auction" that sold them off for millions, though.
'Cyberpunk 2077' Patch Plans Still Alive?
Earlier this year, CD Projekt Red revealed that they're not giving up on "Cyberpunk 2077," further reiterating that they want it to be the studio's bread-and-butter franchise along with "The Witcher."
As such, the game looks like it's still due for the next big patch after Patch 1.2, which fixed a ton of bugs but still left out a lot more. According to GameRant, the next patch for the game is coming within the next few weeks. It won't be the big one, however, and will likely only be a hotfix. CDPR Group CEO Adam Kiciński, however, confirms that the next few months will have the studio focus on enhancing the overall experience further.
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Written by RJ Pierce