Internal Files on Cyberpunk 2077 Have Been Stolen - Ransom Demanded from CD Projekt RED

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Jun 8, 2017 4:52 PM
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The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED has posted an astounding statement confirming that “an unidentified individual or individuals” have stolen internal files related to designs for the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077. A demand for a ransom has been made, and if CD Projekt RED do not comply, the files will be made public. 

Responding to the situation, CDPR posted a statement to fans saying “we will not being 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.”

According to CD Projekt RED, the Cyberpunk 2077 documents threatening to be leaked are fairly old and therefore may not be totally representative of the final Cyberpunk 2077 game. CD Projekt Red ask fans to avoid any leaked information on Cyberpunk 2077 that isn’t published directly and officially by CDPR itself.

“When the time is right, you will hear about Cyberpunk 2077 from us - officially.”

This is clearly a terrible situation for CD Projekt RED, and it’s not likely to end well for the perpetrators either. Stealing game documentation, like this and corporate blackmail isn’t a matter to be taken lightly. Kudos to CD Projekt RED for getting out there and denouncing this illegal move, however, this is a horrible situation for CDPR after working for years on such a hotly anticipated game.

If the alleged blackmailers are true to their word, (old) information on Cyberpunk 2077 is going to surface soon and reading it could spoil your experience of the game. It does also suggest that Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be an E3 2017 no-show, else CD Projekt RED would be inclined to get out there in front of the leak with info about CP2077 of its own.

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11:50 Jun-15-2017

They will go straight for their way, and they don't care about old documents, more importantly, at the actual status of development of the game, if the documents are as old as i think, than an ocean of things has been made since than

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11:33 Jun-10-2017

They should hire a witcher to look into this ...

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22:52 Jun-09-2017

All it takes is "one" immoral, disgruntled employee and WHAMMO.......-!
I happen to believe that CDPR is a great company.

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19:42 Jun-09-2017

I can bet this is perpetrated by the competition. They see a company with honest company policies and games and they dont want to do that because otherwise they wouldnt be filthy rich cheating people all that is left for them is to sabotage them in every way possible. Very sad but thats the companies war nowadays...

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15:12 Jun-09-2017

this is why we can't have nice things

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08:57 Jun-09-2017

I read all these comments, "if it's good people will buy", "no need to worry", do people not get that this is a serious crime? They stole something, and they are blackmailing them.

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09:58 Jun-09-2017

Dude in this day and age most people are doing that and all legal lets say think about most of the politicians in your country. Here 90% of them are corrupt and we all know it, yet it continues. Not that am I saying it's ok, but what can you do? The comments of others are ok in my view. If it's worth it people will buy

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10:43 Jun-09-2017

Not really sure rolling over and taking it is the answer to anything.

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09:59 Jun-09-2017

We can not do anything to whoever stole those data,but we are the consumers.What can do is support the awesome developers by buying those awesome games.

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08:17 Jun-09-2017

If this game is good,people will buy it eventually.
Whether it is online before release or cracked.
So CDPR should worry less and chill more.

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11:40 Jun-09-2017

That's not the problem though. The information (whatever it is) that is being used for blackmail is old information, probably information that is not even relevant to the current project. If the information is wrong or negative in anyway, that's bad for their business and bad press for their game. Even then, not everyone will see or know about CDPR's response to any bad information released.

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14:42 Jun-09-2017

There is no such thing as bad publicity, my friend, anything that gets the word out is eventually good for the developpers because it will get people's attention, and in the end when the game is out people will check it out so it's win win.

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13:05 Jun-09-2017

That is the part I do agree with.
Even if it was the game or part of it,it would have been buggy and irritating to play as with any unpolished game.
No gamer in right mind would want to ruin the experience of such a game.

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08:16 Jun-09-2017

Deserved! When they're not responding to my msg about my problems with TW3 and with the lag I have they deserve it! I will no longer buy games from this company. Their support is awful -1/11

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08:52 Jun-09-2017

What problems do you have? Did you checked the web on it ? Since most people i know did not had any troubles with the game i guess its something they cant do anything about. I had terrible problems with my ps4 controller and changed the mobo since i had a spare one left and it seemed to be broken usb ports or something. Now it works like a charm (i have the gog.com version).

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09:23 Jun-09-2017

I don't think just because you can't get support from CDPR, somehow they automatically deserve this, honestly, its not just an issue for CDPR, its also an issue for the people who enjoy their games, these documents can possibly contain spoilers for the full game, which can ruin everyones experience.

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10:44 Jun-09-2017

Well, this seems like a sensible, rational response.

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05:54 Jun-09-2017

This is not cool, not faking cool >_>


Yeah this is very similar to what happened with hl2 and the fact that these azzholes did not chose to do this to someone like ElectronicAzzholes, Ubigreed or $quareEnix is insane... i personally would not be surprised if some gaming company (the ones that are greedy and have no shame) is involved in this just to try to ruin what cdpr are doing !


Im quite sure that anyone that knows CD Project Red Team knows just how good they are for the whole gaming world and most gamers will support them.


CDPR, i hope you deal with this class and come out even greater in gaming world !

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04:02 Jun-09-2017

Of all the developers in the world why go after CD Projekt Red? The person or persons behind this are complete dicks.

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05:34 Jun-09-2017

Russians and Poland had a history,you know...Wild guess.

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08:06 Jun-09-2017

I wish this would not happen at all to be fair. I hope this one plays out well for CD projekt Red as they have always stayed true to their consumers with the quality they produce.

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00:48 Jun-09-2017

This game looks very promising, I¨ve ben following this game since 2012 hope it doesn´t dissapoint me like watch dogs did xD.

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00:32 Jun-09-2017

HALF LIFE all over again

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00:12 Jun-09-2017

this is horrible act. good to see CD Prosjekt takes the situation like savages. we all know, the game will come out when its ready, and pre-footage is always leaked with games these days, so no worries. The people behind this clearly didnt

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00:13 Jun-09-2017

get enough attention at home as kids! they should be ashamed! give em' death penalty....or...no internet connection!

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23:07 Jun-08-2017

I know this sounds cultish/crazy, but this is an affront to all gamers.


P.S Where's Marcus Holloway when you need him?

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22:45 Jun-08-2017

Whoever done this needs to be punished greatly.

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22:02 Jun-08-2017

I hope they get the worst possible punishment available.

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20:38 Jun-08-2017

I feel CDPR has earned our respect and good grace to not allow these people to harm them in the release, either by not looking for the files or boycotting anything derived illegally from them. lets help them keep making high quality games, and not see them dragged through the mud and becoming EA or Activation, trying to make more money because the gamers don't respect them. Stand for CDPR!

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20:11 Jun-08-2017

Reminds me of the Half-Life 2 situation

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19:33 Jun-08-2017

The one company that seemingly even pirates agreed to leave alone... O_O

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19:41 Jun-08-2017

Well... because there's nothing to crack. XD
People just upload the original game on torrent sites, no need for actual pirates to get involved, especially since pirates have to buy the original game in the first place to crack it.
Feels really good to own the game CD and to know you actually OWN the game and can just install it on any machiene you want without any hickups.

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13:00 Jun-11-2017

Derp, I was talking about the universal census that people were actually happy to pay for the game, even if they first pirated it.
I used my friend's GOG version for a little while (which he got with his GeForce purchase at the time), then saw how epic the game is and then bought it along with both expansions. Surely I can't be the only one.

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19:22 Jun-08-2017

Oh man... I hope this problem gets resolved soon and least damage is inflicted. Poor CDPR.

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