Seems like the bad news just keeps piling on for CD Projeckt RED - despite their latest title, Cyberpunk 2077, making bank, it hasn't been received well due to poor performance on consoles and the countless bugs in the game. The company now has another headache to deal with - a cyber-attack in which sensitive data was stolen. According to a tweet from the company:

Yesterday we discovered that we have become a vicitim of a targeted cyber attack, due to which some of our internal systems have been compromised.

An unidentified actor gained unauthorized access to our internal network, collected certain data belonging to CD PROJECKT capital group, and left a ransom note the content of which we release to the public. Although some devices in our network have been encrypted, our backups remain intact. We have already secured our IT infrastructure and begun restoring the data.

We will not give in to the demands nor negotiate with the actor, being aware that this may eventually lead to the release of the compromised data. We are taking necessary steps to mitigate the consequences of such a release, in particular by approaching any parties that may be affected due to the breach.

We are still investigating the incident, however at this time we can confirm that - to our best knowledge - the compromised systems did not contain any personal data of our players or users of our services.

We have already approached the relevant authorities, including law enforcement and the President of the Personal Data Protection Office, as well as IT forensic specialists, and we will closely cooperate with them in order to fully investigate this incident.

CD Projeckt Red, Twitter

This was followed by a screenshot of the note left by the hackers:

While the company has made some mistakes in the past, nobody deserves to be attacked in this manner. Hopefully, their statement is true and that their customers' data hasn't been compromised, if not it's going to be more than just a minor inconvenience. In the meantime, if you've been let down by Cyberpunk 2077, why not check out our list of alternative games to play?

CD PROJEKT RED recently dropped some fresh content for gamers to digest regarding the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077. From behind the scenes footage to a 5-minute gameplay trailer, there’s quite a lot to talk about. Needless to say, it’s breathtaking stuff.

A new Johnny Silverhand Trailer

Keanu Reeves has come off as one of the biggest talking points of Cyberpunk 2077 ever since the reveal of his involvement during 2019’s E3 show, with his character Johnny Silverhand taking centre stage in this trailer. The trailer hints at the unexplainable mystery of how Johnny ended up inside protagonist V’s head. Glimpses of Johnny’s past life also surfaced, displaying flashbacks of his high time of being a rockstar and his past activities. Towards the end of the video, the two could be seen exchanging dialogue, displaying mutual feelings of “agreeing to disagree” to put it lightly. 

Behind the Scenes: Keanu Reeves

Viewers were treated to footage of Keanu in action bringing Johnny Silverhand to life. It was commendable to see the extent of how much the actor devoted himself for the motion capture (mocap) process. Keanu can be seen clean-shaven, portraying various dynamic expressions and poses. He also went on to reveal how intriguing the world of Cyberpunk 2077 was; that players could really play it however they want due to the sheer amount of freedom provided.

Dev Insights: Bringing Johnny Silverhand to life

CD PROJEKT RED’s English Adaptation Director,  Borys Pugacz - Muraszkiewicz walked through about how the character casting process came to be. Various people from actual rockstars, to big-time Hollywood actors were considered. As this was something that Keanu hadn’t really done before, Borys commended Keanu for his professionalism and ability to bang out a stunning performance to crystalize Johnny Silverhand. He summed it all as being a real out of this world experience working together with the renowned actor.

Behind the Scenes: Score and Soundtrack

The composers at CD PROJEKT RED collaborated with many other musicians and artists alike to ensure that players would be treated to an immersive audio experience. The score and soundtrack were diligently and meticulously crafted to ensure a believable world could be created. For gamers looking to get into gear for its release, the Original Score EP was recently released, featuring 6 tracks. The EP is available now across popular digital music streaming and distribution platforms.

Behind the Scenes: JALI

In this video, fans can find a little bit more about JALI; an innovative technological solution that was utilized to provide immersive facial and lip-sync animations for the characters. As the game supports 11 fully localized languages, this solution was paramount to preserving the overall playing experience. 

Digital Goodies and Rewards

Players will also be pleased to know that there will be a “My Rewards” program that allows in-game goodies to be redeemed regardless of which platform you’re playing on. More items will also be added in the future. Who doesn’t like free stuff right?

Gameplay Trailer

As the cherry on top, a fresh gameplay trailer was also dropped. The 5-minute video provided a glimpse of some combat footage, alongside short previews of the game’s branching conversation options and robust character customization system. This latest trailer also provided a little bit more clarity on the game’s overall plot premise. Snippets of the game’s upgrade system were also showcased, alongside the various playstyles available for players to adopt.

December can’t come Sooner

Cyberpunk 2077 will be available this 10 December on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, andStadia. The game will also be playable on Xbox Series X | S and PlayStation 5 consoles. A free upgrade to Cyberpunk 2077 will be available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners to take full advantage of next-gen hardware. For more information, do check out Cyberpunk 2077’s Facebook, Twitter, and their official website.

One of 2020's most anticipated games, Cyberpunk 2077, is only a few months away, and if you haven’t preordered your copy yet, you now have an incentive to do so. Epicsoft Asia, the regional distributor of the upcoming CD PROJEKT RED game, has announced that all physical preorders will come with a complete set of “Gangs of Cyberpunk 2077” woven badges. The set of badges will feature the symbols of the seven Night City gangs players will encounter in the game and the redbird logo of CD PROJEKT RED.

These embroidered badges will be suitable for use on your gaming rigs, laptops, smartphones, backpacks or jackets. For those of you preordering the physical PC version, you’ll also receive an additional Tyger Claws gang metal keychain (while stocks last). Preorders are now open and will last until the 7th of September.

Here’s a breakdown of how much it costs to preorder and what you’ll be receiving:

Cyberpunk 2077 Standard Edition for PC - physical version


Cyberpunk 2077 Standard Edition for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One - physical version


Cyberpunk 2077 Collector’s Edition for PC/PlayStation4/Xbox One - physical version


To check out what’s included in greater detail, visit the official website. Cyberpunk 2077 is slated for a 17 September release.

Preorder your standard physical copy of Cyberpunk 2077 here for PC, and at the following stores for PS4 and Xbox One versions. You’ll also be able to make your preorders at participating outlets that are open during this Movement Control Order period, do remember to stay safe. Take note that the preorder bonuses are only for the boxed versions of the games - digital versions will not entitle you to receive this badge bundle.

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