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Bug montages the first to leak from CD Projekt’s stolen data

By Sherif Saed 7 June 2021 09:39 GMT Leaks from CD Projekt’s data breach have begun, and more is likely on the way.It looks like hackers weren’t bluffing. Everyone had moved on from CD Projekt‘s major ransomware hack from earlier in the year, when it was believed that the nightmare is over after a mysterious buyer obtained all data in a deal worth millions, with the condition that the data won’t be shared afterwards.Watch on YouTubeBut last week, a group of hackers claimed they have access to the same stolen data, and organised a fundraiser whereby buyers could donate $10,000…

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CD Projekt Red’s stolen Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3 source code reportedly leaked online

By Sherif Saed 4 June 2021 10:32 GMT CD Projekt Red’s stolen data has seemingly remerged.Data from CD Projekt Red‘s ransomware hack has reportedly started making its way online again, after everyone assumed this won’t happen.Watch on YouTubeIn February, the story of CD Projekt’s plight was believed to have reached some conclusion when it was reported that someone bought the stolen data at a dark web auction, with the specific stipulation that original leakers won’t share it afterwards. It now appears that batch of data has returned, only those distributing it are not asking for a big ransom this time…

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CD Projekt reports big profit slump in Q1

By Sherif Saed 1 June 2021 13:45 GMT CD Projekt’s 2021 fiscal year is off to a bad start.Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher publisher CD Projekt has published [PDF] its earnings for the first quarter of FY2021. Profits dropped by 64.7% to roughly $8.7 million, well below the $21.8 million analysts expected the company to generate.Watch on YouTubeThis is a result of a 2% revenue slump, but mainly because of the company’s continued development to fix Cyberpunk 2077 and create DLC. Although CD Projekt did not say how many copies of Cyberpunk 2077 were sold during the quarter, the publisher…

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That big Cyberpunk 2077 combined lawsuit will be filed next month

By Dom Peppiatt 26 May 2021 10:39 GMT The lawsuit consisting of four class action lawsuits being brought against Cyberpunk 2077 developer, CD Projekt, is due to be filed with the court in June, the company has said.Just last week, we heard that Polish developer CD Projekt will be facing one major lawsuit over Cyberpunk 2077 instead of four, as the court dealing with proceedings has consolidated the four class action lawsuits filed against it in December and January into one case.Now, CD Projekt has issued an update on the situation during a shareholder meeting, stating that a lead plaintiff had been appointed ahead and…

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The Witcher 3’s director resigns from CD Projekt

By Stephany Nunneley 4 May 2021 20:46 GMT The game director for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, has resigned from CD Projekt.News of Tomaszkiewicz’s departure comes from a report on Bloomberg.Watch on YouTubeTomaszkiewicz’s departure was revealed in a company-wide email sent to CD Projekt staff. His departure comes in the wake of an investigation where it was alleged he bullied others in the workplace.The investigation found Tomaszkiewicz was not guilty of the bullying accusations. In the email, he stated he understood a lot of people are “feeling fear, stress or discomfort when working with me.” He then apologized…

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Cyberpunk 2077 hotfix touches upon frequently reported issues since the last patch

By Stephany Nunneley 28 April 2021 14:13 GMT The latest Cyberpunk 2077 hotfix is out and addresses some reported issues.Cyberpunk 2077 hotfix 1.22 touches upon the most frequently reported issues since the last patch and it introduces further improvements to stability and performance.Watch on YouTubeQuests and open-world fixes include the removal of glitches in Johnny’s appearance occurring after buying the Nomad car from Lana. An issue where you couldn’t use the elevator in Gig: Until Death Do Us Part was addressed.You should no longer get trapped in the garage during the Epistrophy quest if you didn’t follow the drone.A retrofix for the issue…

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CD Projekt Red estimates over $562 million revenue for 2020, despite Cyberpunk 2077’s troubled launch

By Dom Peppiatt 18 April 2021 17:35 GMT Ahead of a full breakdown of its revenue being released in a financial summary on April 22, CD Projekt Red has announced its estimated income for 2020.The company, posting an image to its IL Twitter account, seems to be estimating a sales revenue of 2.139 billion PLN, with net profit coming in around 1.154 billion PLN (thanks, Gamasutra).If you convert that to dollars, you’re looking at an estimated revenue of  $562 million for CD Projekt Red in 2020, with about $303 million in profit for the financial year. Not bad, considering the issues…

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We might now know what Cyberpunk 2077 free DLCs are going to be called [UPDATE]

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 17:52 GMT CD Projekt RED has said the names of the DLC which apparently leaked from the Epic Games Store are not the actual names of the upcoming DLC.In a statement to IGN, the company said the names of the DLC “are not DLCs for Cyberpunk 2077.”As IGN notes, it’s possible these names are just not finalized yet, could be code names or even placeholders the company added before choosing the actual titles.Original story followsSome details about the upcoming free DLC packs for Cyberpunk 2077 have emerged.Thanks to the Epic Games Store, it…

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CD Projekt Red won’t start marketing their games until closer to launch now

During CD Projekt Red’s company strategy video yesterday, the studio covered all sorts of ways in which they feel they got things wrong during Cyberpunk 2077‘s development. Not just development, but Cyberpunk’s marketing too. In the future, they say they’ll wait until much closer to a game’s launch to start firing up trailers and demos and in depth looks at gameplay. That means if there’s another big Witcher game out there on the horizon, we may not hear about it for quite a while yet. Honestly? Good. Read more

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CD Projekt Red “reconsidering” Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer

We’re not getting that mysterious Cyberpunk standalone multiplayer game, at least not in the way we originally imagined.As part of Tuesday’s CD Projekt strategy update, where the developer announced its intention to work on multiple AAA games simultaneously, and delay its marketing push until closer to a given game’s actual release, the studio also shared some news about Cyberpunk 2077‘s standalone multiplayer game.That game, which we were told would be CD Projekt Red’s next project after finishing the core Cyberpunk 2077, has been “reconsidered.” President and joint-CEO Adam Kicinski shared this news in the group strategy video, explaining that the…

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New-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming later this year

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 30 March 2021 18:11 GMT CD Projekt RED is on a roll with news this morning. After announcing a new company strategy, and the acquisition of and formation of a new studio in Canada, the studio has announced it will release the new-gen update for The Witcher 3 later this year. Fans of the game who play on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S can expect these versions to arrive during the second half of this year. That’s according to the firm’s lead PR manager Radek Grabowski. Further information on these versions of the game was…

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Cyberpunk 2077 patch addresses police, driving, adds an “unstuck” feature and more

A big Cyberpunk 2077 patch is in the works. CD Projekt is working on a new patch for Cyberpunk 2077 which will address police response, driving, and will add an unstuck feature to the game. With the police, the patch will decrease the problem of NPCs spawning behind players’ backs and create an impression that it takes some time for the police to arrive at the crime scene after the crime has been reported. The team has also added a recon “drone” unit to “create the feeling of the police assessing the situation.”CDP also examined the driving model on player-focused…

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Dying Light 2’s Developers Are Indulging Toxic Gamers

As promised, Polish developer Techland put out a video today updating the world on the state of zombie parkour thriller Dying Light 2. and it’s an extremely concise look at one of the most toxic cycles underlying the video game industry. In the first half of the roughly three-minute video, various Techland developers read expletive-filled comments from fans demanding the release of the game or at least proof that it still exists. “FUCK THIS BULLSHIT!!! Release dying light 2 or give a fucking demo GOD DAMNIT,” reads one of the messages.Then the second half of the video begins with one…

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CD Projekt delays Cyberpunk 2077’s next patch after cyber attack

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 17:51 GMT The studio says it needs extra time to pull this big update together.Polish games firm CD Projekt has said that the next patch for Cyberpunk 2077 will be coming out slightly later than anticipated.In a post on Twitter, the studio said that Patch 1.2 would be delayed, partly because of the recent cyber attack that the firm was victim to. CD Projekt said that the upcoming update would go “beyond any of our previous updates,” introducing numerous fixes and improvements.The studio revealed at the start of February that someone had hacked…