As always, there was radio silence on the state of Cyberpunk 2077, but this time around, with an added complication.
CDPR actually managed to release the promised 1.1 patch for Cyberpunk in January, but with a week left in February, the supposedly much bigger and more substantial patch 1.2 has yet to be previewed or released, while it was supposed to happen this month. .
The complication, of course, is the recent and sprawling CDPR hack that stole everything from employee data to the source code of Cyberpunk, The Witcher 3 and Gwent. There are conflicting reports on whether or not the code was actually sold, and CDPR is said to be trying to use withdrawals to prevent anyone from doing anything substantial with it.
This means that it seems possible that patch 1.2 could be delayed if the hack caused too much disruption as CDPR. Granted, the teams chasing hackers and those who would buy stolen information from them are likely different from those who research bugs and glitches in Cyberpunk, but it makes sense that there might be some overlap if the chaos caused by the extensive hacking is too damaging. For example, it seemed that hackers were encrypting CDPR servers, which they had to restore from backups. Who knows if work has been lost there.
Cyberpunk still needs a major fix, which it really hasn’t had since its release in December. There have been a number of smaller scale fixes, and even the original 1.1 patch felt like a larger patch rather than something transformative. Sony has still not licensed Cyberpunk 2077 for digital sale on the PS Store after it was withdrawn shortly after launch due to technical issues and constant refund requests. It’s the version of the game for PS4 and PS5, and Cyberpunk’s console sales actively plummeted in January because it wasn’t for sale on the world’s largest gaming platform digital store. .
It’s unclear what it will take for Sony to deem the game “ready” enough to be resold, but CDPR somehow burned that bridge down when they told people to chase Sony for refunds while Sony didn’t have a digital return policy at all (they had to make one just for Cyberpunk).
Cyberpunk remains rife with bugs and performance issues, and long-term issues like traffic and police AI are unlikely to be addressed, even in an upcoming big patch. And no one is waiting for the promised free DLC for the game, anyway, until late spring or early summer at this point. The official Cyberpunk account hasn’t tweeted since February 5, when it posted a patch to fix an issue discovered with unsafe mods.
CDPR slipped under the thread with the last patch in January, so it’s possible they’ll do the same this week. But the hack complicates matters, and long-term fixes for Cyberpunk, including a next-gen upgrade on consoles, seem like an eternity.
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