The Witcher 3 developers CD Projekt Red are being blackmailed over some stolen files. Someone has got hold of some early Cyberpunk 2077 work and is threatening to release it on the internet if their demands aren’t met.
CD Projekt say they’re not meeting the demands of their blackmailers, so we should see some previously unseen Cyberpunk 2077 materials arrive online, any moment now. Don’t expect them to be representative of the current direction of the game, however:
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) June 8, 2017
CD Projekt say they have notified the authorities about this attempted extortion, so there’s a chance that could put the perpetrators off releasing the files.
Fans of the Polish studio’s previous work are frothing at the mouth for new details on the game, so no doubt they will seek these materials out. Just keep in mind that they are from an early build, they were never meant to be shown, and they were obtained under illicit means.
At least the criminals won’t be profiting from this particular blackmail attempt.