On Twitter today, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Gwent: The Witcher Card Game developer CD Projekt Red revealed that a demand for ransom has been made to them for a few internal files, some of which are connected to early designs for Cyberpunk 2077.
In their full statement, CD Projekt Red says they won’t give in to the demand, the documents are old and largely unrepresentative of the current vision for Cyberpunk 2077, and we’ll hear more about the game when the time is right:
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 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
Both Cyberpunk 2077 and a new, unannounced AAA RPG from CD Projekt Red are expected to launch by the end of 2021.
[Source: CD Projekt Red]