In a recent tweet, CD PROJEKT RED announced that hackers has stolen files for their upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077, and are demanding ransom money for them.
Here is what the full tweet says:
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 we should 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 for you 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.
CD PROJEKT RED Team”
To break it down, older designs of the game have been stolen, the hackers are asking for a ransom, CD PROJEKT RED won’t give in, but these designs are probably not going to be incorporated into the final game. I would understand why CD PROJEKT RED is asking fans not to try to find or access these files, as they believe that Cyberpunk 2077 could be ruined for fans, but unfortunately I don’t see the big deal in posting this announcement.
Although any company wouldn’t want their files to be hacked into, these designs are either early models of what CD PROJEKT RED wanted the game to look like or won’t be included in the game at all. If anything, this could make fans more excited about the highly anticipated game since this seems to be the first update about it in a while.
There haven’t been any direct updates on Cyberpunk 2077‘s development this year or last year, according to the official CD PROJEKT RED news page. There have been several interviews with CD PROJEKT RED about the game and announcements on who is helping in development on other gaming news websites, but no gameplay has been shown so far.
The tweet currently has over 23,000 retweets, over 48,000 likes and over 1,600 replies, which can be easily used as proof to show how hyped fans are for this small piece of news.
Cyberpunk 2077 was originally announced back in 2012 and is based on Cyberpunk 2020, a role playing tabetop game, according to GameZone. Cyberpunk 2077 will also be a role playing game, but how the game is supposed to be played is still unknown. In 2013, a teaser trailer was released for the game and is available on the official Cyberpunk 2077 YouTube channel.
In the trailer, the audience sees a blood-spattered female robot with blades in her arms. She is referred to as a “psycho,” people who enhance their body to the point where they are no longer human, and as a result, go on murdering sprees. Armed forces referred to as the Psycho Squad (formally known as MAX-TAC, which stands for Maximum Force Tactical Division) comes in to stop the psycho, with their bullets breaking her robotic features.
At the end of the teaser trailer, the game does not include a release window. It says, “Coming: When it’s ready,” which could be released anywhere from this year to 2021, according to GameSpot. The game also has a rumored June 2019 release window after CD PROJEKT RED filed for a $7 million grant to the Polish government, also according to GameZone.
Featured image via the official Cyberpunk 2077 website.