Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier, referring to informants familiar with the situation, told how things are in CD Projekt RED after the recent cyber attack.
As a reminder, in the first half of February, the Polish studio fell victim to a hack: hackers gained access to the source code of Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Gwent, as well as the company’s internal documents.
Shortly after the incident, CD Projekt RED warned that the situation would affect the speed of development, and did not deceive: the major patch for Cyberpunk 2077 scheduled for February is now expected in March.
As Schreier found out, the slowdown in production was due to the fact that the lion’s share of the studio’s staff was deprived of the opportunity to use the systems and tools necessary for development.
CD Projekt RED has been in such a situation for the past two weeks: employees registered remotely (in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are the majority) cannot log into the company’s internal network.
According to Schreier, “Unplanned vacation” turned into a nightmare: management instructed employees to freeze accounts and accounts, notify the authorities of the theft of data, and send personal computers to the IT department for verification.
Cyberpunk 2077 debuted in December 2020 on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Google Stadia. Patches for the game have been released since launch – the last major update (1.1) became available at the end of January.
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