CD Projekt Red finally gave an update on the upcoming Patch 1.2 which is supposed to address the multitude of issues plaguing console versions of Cyberpunk 2077being delayed out of February, now coming "second half of March."
The Cyberpunk 2077 developer took to Twitter to announce the delay, thanking fans for their continued patience. The team citing the recent cyber attack against their studio, as well as the sheer scope of what they are doing with the update as reasons for the delay.
"While we dearly wanted to deliver Patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 in the timespan we detailed previously, the recent syber attack on the studio's IT infrastructure and extensive scope of the update mean this unfortunately will not happen," CDPR said in their tweet.
Our goal for Patch 1.2 goes beyond any of our previous updates. We’ve been working on numerous overall quality improvements and fixes, and we still have work to do to make sure that’s what you get. With that in mind, we’re now aiming for release in the second half of March. 2/3— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) February 24, 2021
It’s not the news we enjoy sharing, but we want to make sure we launch this update properly. Stay tuned for more information as the time draws closer. Thank you for your continued patience and support. 3/3— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) February 24, 2021
Earlier this month it was reported that CDPR had been the victim of the cybersecurity attack, with the studio claiming the perpetrators were holding the source code for many of their games - Cyberpunk included - for ransom. It has also been reported that the source code has been sold on the dark web in the days after the attack was revealed by CDPR.
For Cyberpunk 2077, delays are nothing new as the game itself was delayed multiple times - and arguably should have been delayed further - before launching on December 10th last year. In the days after the release, it would become widespread knowledge that while the PC version was largely okay by comparison, though could still exhibit bugs and issues if you were unlucky, the console versions were a mess and nothing like the marketing materials made the game seem. CDPR apologized for the broken nature of the console release, with Sony pulling the title from their online store until the game could be fixed.
The first patch in that process was released late last month, and patch 1.2 was supposed to continue that progress. However, console players will be waiting even longer for a stable, playable version of Cyberpunk 2077 with this new delay.