CD Project Red (CDPR) is a prime example that sometimes a single blunder is more than enough to ruin everything.
In the wake of their awful reception of Cyberpunk 2077, the company has received all kinds of backlash. From death threats to developers from fans to investors suing the company of misleading them, the list never seems to end.
It’s hard to imagine that this is the same company that gave us The Witcher series and had amassed so much goodwill from gamers over the last decade.
And now, the company is facing yet another hurdle that could potentially be worse than everything that came before.
CDPR has 48 hours to concede.
As of yesterday, CDPR’s internal systems have gotten completely hacked and their livelihood threatened.
To sum it up, the hacker managed to get a hold of all the source codes of the company’s product like Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3. And if that wasn’t bad enough, they also obtained confidential information like investor relations, administration, legal, etc.
The hacker also left a ransom note demanding CDPR to make contact within 48 hours or watch the hacked data leak out. With everything happening with the company, this couldn’t have arrived at a worse time.
In response to the demand, CDPR has decided not to give in to fear and is actively trying to salvage the situation. But truthfully, I don’t see this situation ending well for the company.
I mean, can you imagine what if the hackers are holding on to personal data of gamers? Things would turn ugly very quickly, and that’s the last thing the company needs now.
And to top it all off, some people are happy that CDPR got hacked by calling it karma! If you don’t like Cyberpunk 2077, that’s fine by me since it’s your right. But hoping that their livelihood gets destroyed for a game is just completely insane!
No wonder the world views gamers in such a bad light. Be better, seriously.