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In terms of PR and gamer experience, Cyberpunk 2077 flopped out of the gate with a plague of glitches and multiple undelivered features. On the other side of the equation, the game still made quite a bit of money for CD Projekt Red, even in the face of game returns and Sony refusing to sell the game on its platform. Now, the company executives who pushed this game out the door will receive millions in bonuses, while the developers at the grindstone will get significantly less. Top executives of gaming companies receiving massive bonuses while the employees on the floor get by with less is something of a recurring issue. In March, we reported on Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick possibly getting... Read more...
As time goes on, Cyberpunk 2077 is slowly working its way toward the game it should have been upon launch. New features are being added, and with them come new bugs and interesting glitches such as the ones we saw earlier this month. Now, CD Projekt Red has released Hotfix 1.22 to bring some much-needed fixes to the game and improvements to stability and performance on all platforms. Quests and Open World Fixes It can become immensely annoying to be stuck in an area or have your character glitch out to where you can no longer use weapons. Thankfully, players report issues as they come up, and CDPR is quashing the most prevalent ones. This hotfix comes with seven new fixes to make quests and open-world... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077 may not have lived up to the monumental hype preceding its launch, because when it did arrive, it came with too many bugs and performance issues. CD Projekt Red still managed to sell 13.7 million copies of the game, however, and despite a refund campaign, the game sold exceptionally well. It was also a boon for CDPR's overall finances in 2020—the developer raked in more than half a billion dollars last year. Full-year revenue came to nearly 2.14 billion Polish Zloty (PLN), which at the current exchange rate is worth around $567 million in US currency. That amounts to a more than fourfold increase in annual revenue compared to 2019, and according to CDPR, the "dynamic growth... Read more...
CD Projekt Red continues to stomp out bugs in Cyberpunk 2077, one of the most hyped and highly anticipated games of 2020, which unfortunately could have benefited from several more coats of polish before it released. It gets another coat of polish today, as well as a commitment from CDPR to work on improving the game in hopes it will sell for several years. First let's talk about the latest patch. Hotfix version 1.21 is mostly focused on further improving the overall stability of the game, in addition to fixing what CDPR says are the most most common issues that could potentially block a player's progression in the game. It gets rid of some show-stopping gameplay bugs, in other words. It's a... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077’s Patch 1.2 recently went live, bringing dozens of bug fixes and updates across PC and console platforms  As with Patch 1.1 bringing new game-breaking bugs, Patch 1.2 does the same, and players are taking notice. It seems Cyberpunk 2077 updates have become a horrendous whack-a-mole game where CD Projekt Red fixes some issues, but others pop up elsewhere. While Patch 1.2 may have introduced optimizations, especially for consoles, it certainly has its fair share of new issues possibly stemming from new features. The Cyberpunk 2077 gaming subreddit is the main hub for information (and memes) about the game, and all players can do is post the glitches found with the new... Read more...
While it may have been the most hyped-up game in and before 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 certainly got off to a rather rocky start. Bugs and glitches were rampant, performance was not the greatest (especially on consoles), and many customers were left unhappy. Now, after several patches and upcoming updates, the game is in a fairly solid state. When all is said and done, it seems that CD Projekt Red has learned some lessons for the future. During CDPR’s strategy video shown below, the company went over what went wrong during the development and marketing of Cyberpunk 2077. Adam Kicinski explained that the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 did not meet CDPR's  core values which include quality at the... Read more...
CD Projekt Red promised that the next major patch for its bug-filled Cyberpunk 2077 would arrive in late March. Although Patch 1.2 hasn't arrived yet, CD Projekt Red has provided the next best thing: a full rundown of the release notes. Patch 1.2 was initially set for release in February, but the ransomware attack that hit the company delayed that release timetable. To say that the patch notes are lengthy would be an understatement, as we don't believe we've ever seen such an extensive list of fixes. The changes cover various categories, including Gameplay, Quests, Open World, Cinematic Design, Environment and Levels, Graphics/Audio/Animation, UI, Stability And Performance, and Miscellaneous. ... Read more...
Back in late January, CD Projekt Red issued the first major patch for Cyberpunk 2077, which fixed a litany of issues with the game. The second patch was supposed to land in February, but the developer got hit by a ransomware attack which put it behind schedule. Now that things are getting back to some semblance of normalcy for CD Projekt Red, it's ready to give us some details on what is coming with Patch 1.2. The way that CD Projekt Red went about announcing the changes in Patch 1.2 is a bit cringeworthy, as it's doing so as if it were an in-game news broadcast by Gillean Jordan. But we digress... The Night City Police Department (NCPD) Quick Response team will now be less frantic... Read more...
Yesterday, Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red revealed that it would be delaying the highly anticipated v1.2 Patch. Cyberpunk 2077 v1.2 is supposed to bring another round of bug fixes and performance improvements for the troubled game. At the time, CDPR would only say that the cyberattack earlier this month was responsible for the setback. However, we're learning today the full extent of the cyberattack. According to Bloomberg's new report, CPDR locked remote employees out of their on-site workstations ever since the initial February 9th attack. This step was taken by CDPR as a security precaution, as it noted in a February 17th statement to employees:... Read more...
Unfortunately, we have more bad news for Cyberpunk 2077 fans waiting for the planned February release of the next major game patch. Cyberpunk 2077 launched with a wealth of negative attention due to performance issues on previous generation consoles and a plethora of bugs. Developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) addressed some of those lingering issues with hotfixes and released the massive Patch 1.1 in January. The company promised that the second big update -- Patch 1.2 -- would follow-up in February. Unfortunately, the cyberattack against CDPR that occurred earlier this month appears to have torpedoed those plans, as Patch 1.2 will now be released in March. In a tweet this morning, CDPR explained... Read more...
Back in early February, CD Projekt Red was the unfortunate victim of a network breach, which allowed hackers to make off with source code for some of its most popular games -- including the recently released Cyberpunk 2077. The perpetrators of the heist reportedly sold the source code for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 to an unnamed party on February 11th. Since that time, the source code has been leaked to the internet, with several brazen individuals posting links via Twitter. To combat these latest leaks of its source code, CDPR is issuing DMCA takedown notices for the tweets. Motherboard was able to obtain the text of one of these notices, which stated, “Description of infringement:... Read more...
Things have gone from bad to worse for the folks at CD Project Red. As if the company's escapades with the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077 weren't bad enough (along with hotfixes that ended up breaking the game), it was revealed this week that hackers had gained access to the company's internal servers and made off with source code for its most popular games. Yesterday, we learned that the hackers were auctioning off source code for both Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3. They started the auction at $1,000,000 and expected to get the bidding to skyrocket from interested parties. However, the CDPR hackers have permanently closed the auction because an outside offer was made that was... Read more...
The hacker who gained unauthorized access to CD Projekt Red's servers and seemingly stole the source code for several games has already reportedly leaked one of them, after the developer publicly declared it had no intention of paying a ransom or negotiating. In addition, the hacker appears to be trying to start a bidding war for the remaining data. To be clear, CD Projekt Red never outright acknowledged that the hacker stole actual source code, but said the person responsible "collected certain data" belonging to the developer, as well as encrypted some devices on its network. However, reading between the lines of the developer's broader statement on the intrusion, it sure sounds like the hacker... Read more...
Game developer CD Projekt Red announced on Twitter that it has fallen prey to a "targeted cyber attack," in which an unidentified actor (or actors, as the case might be) gained unauthorized access to its internal network and are demanding a ransom. In a ransom note left by the attacker(s), it is claimed they managed to steal the source code for a few prominent titles, including Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Gwent, and an unreleased version of Witcher 3. It's not clear if the hack did actually result in stolen source as claimed, though CD Projekt Red did acknowledge that the responsible party "collected certain data" belonging to the developer, and also encrypted some devices on the network.... Read more...
Earlier in the week, user PixelRick discovered a vulnerability in Cyberpunk 2077, leading to code execution on a system via malicious data files. While modders were initially blamed for the risk, it turns out that the issue stemmed from poor coding on CD Projekt Red’s part. Now, the Poland-based games company has released a patch to fix the problem and hopefully make Cyberpunk files safe. Announced on Twitter, hotfix 1.12 is now available on PC, and it fixes a couple of issues pertaining to the vulnerability discovered. First and foremost, CDPR fixed the “buffer overrun issue” or buffer overflow in several places within Cyberpunk 2077. Secondly, yet equally as important, the... Read more...
Yesterday, we reported that CD Projekt Red sent out a warning that was effectively against "downloading mods", but it appears that we did not have the full story from the developers of Cyberpunk 2077. According to users on the CD Projekt Red forums, the Cyberpunk 2077 devs are partially to blame for what seems to be several vulnerabilities used in conjunction, which led to the outcry. Yesterday, forum user yamamushi replied to the main warning thread, which disclosed a vulnerability in Cyberpunk 2077. He explained that since the announcement, modders were getting blamed for the vulnerability when that line of reasoning was entirely wrong. Specifically, "What CDPR posted [in the thread]... Read more...
When it comes to using the internet in any way, a general rule of thumb is that you should never download software from a source that you do not trust. Yesterday, CD Projekt Red Support sent out a tweet to dissuade people from downloading mods for Cyberpunk 2077 because a vulnerability was found the modding system's implementation. CD Projekt Red’s tweet explained the issue occurs when malicious mods are downloaded and modify things that they should not change. The tweet then explains that this vulnerability will be fixed “ASAP,” but it is quite dangerous to players who have already ventured out to install mods. If you plan to use @CyberpunkGame mods/custom saves on PC, use... Read more...
In a perfect world, every major game update would address any and all problems plaguing an initial release. Or at least the majority of issues. That is what CD Project Red attempted to do with its first major patch (version 1.1) for Cyberpunk 2077, and while it did squash a whole bunch of bugs, it introduced some new ones, including a glitch that can prevent players from progressing in the game. Fortunately, a hotfix for that bug is now available. The main issue with the version 1.1 patch is that it essentially breaks the "Down the Street" mission. As part of that missing, in-game character Takemura is supposed to holocall the player for assistance. However, the 1.1 patch inadvertently nuked... Read more...
Over the weekend, we reported that CD Projekt Red issued its first major patch for Cyberpunk 2077 to address a truckload of bugs and performance issues that have plagued all versions of the game. The Cyberpunk 2077 v1.1 patch brought better memory management, which addressed many crashing and performance issues, along with fixes for glitches that prevented the completion of roughly a dozen missions. But for all the strides that CD Projekt Red made with the v1.1 patch, it also introduced some new bugs at the same time. One such bug involves the "Down on the Street" mission, in which in-game character Takemura holocalls you for assistance. However, the newly introduced glitch kills the... Read more...
It's been kind of painful to watch Cyberpunk 2077 stumble and flounder since it launched on December 10. While the game is a blast when it's working right, bugs and glitches galore have caused a torrent of outrage, particularly from our console brethren trying to play it on their seven-year-old PlayStations and Xboxes. However, developer CD Project Red has been hard at work making its blockbuster RPG all that it should have been, and now a hotly anticipated bug fix patch has just dropped.  Cyberpunk 2077 v1.1 Patch - Fixes And Optimizations The most glaring issues in Cyberpunk 2077 all seemed to revolve around memory utilization on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Cars and pedestrians that... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077 launched in early December to much fanfare, but that excitement and hype around the game was short-lived after scores of bugs and performance issues cropped up with the game... primarily with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. It’s been a wild month for developer CD Projekt Red as it deals with the fallout from the launch (including a couple of class-action lawsuits). Given the negativity that has been surrounding the game over the past month, it should come as no surprise that prices have been steadily dropping. Prices have fallen to the point where Cyberpunk 2077 can be had for just $34.99 from both Amazon and Best Buy. We're normally not used to... Read more...
Things on the Cyberpunk 2077 front have started to settle down a bit after its highly anticipated launch was marred by dozens of bugs and performance/crashing nightmares on previous generation PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Things got so bad that refunds had to be issued for the game, and developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) is facing multiple class action lawsuits for allegedly misleading investors. During all the Cyberpunk 2077 launch drama, CDPR affirmed that it would release two major updates to address lingering problems with the games: one in January and one in February. Well, CDPR today confirmed that the first of these updates will land within the next 10 days... Read more...
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