When It Rains in Night City, It Pours
The second patch for Cyberpunk 2077, announced by CD Projekt Red as patch 1.2, has been delayed into late March yesterday. This moves the arrival of the patch out from an originally planned distribution in late February. The developer broke the news to the game’s community on Twitter. The company cited the recent, widely publicized cyberattack as the main reason for the newly extended-release timeline. However, the developer expressed regret for not meeting their intended deadline but ensured players that the intent is to launch a polished patch, which will be the biggest update to the game since its launch last December.
Since the announcement (to the date of publication), CD Projekt shares have fallen by 3.4%. The CD Projekt investor relations website has not made any announcements of press releases addressing the patch 1.2 delay. Further, the developer has not communicated any other changes to their original timeline for Cyberpunk 2077 updates.
From December onward, it seems that CD Projekt cannot catch a break. First was the abysmal performance of Cyberpunk 2077 on last-gen consoles coupled with poor marketing. Next thing shareholders filed class-action lawsuits. Then the company faced a severe cybersecurity hack, which has taken significant resources to deal with and been forced to delay promised updates to their game. Therefore, with this much adversity, unsurprising shares have fallen from over zł440 to around zł251 (at publication). Hopefully, the company can turn its fortunes around in the back half of 2021. And hopefully, no significant delay happens to the next-gen console upgrade.
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