Stolen Cyberpunk 2077 Information Held for Ransom
Theft has reached a new low today. In an announcement from CD Projekt Red, developers of the wildly popular Witcher Series, early game design documents for Cyberpunk 2077 have been stolen from an outside party, where it is currently being used in an attempt to extort CD Projekt Red for money. The person’s who have the documents are threatening to release said design documents to the public unless a payment is made.
CD Projekt in response has released an open letter to fans, warning about the files and suggesting that if the documents are to be release that those looking to avoid spoilers for Cyberpunk 2077, avoid reading anything released in the coming days.
This is a petty move for whomever stole the files, and CD Projekt Red is handling it well. The company has done well by sticking to their guns and not caving to such naive attempts at extortion. I personally am very eager for Cyberpunk 2077, and will avoid such spoilers in the meantime.
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) June 8, 2017