The studio says it needs extra time to pull this big update together.
Polish games firm CD Projekt has said that the next patch for Cyberpunk 2077 will be coming out slightly later than anticipated.
In a post on Twitter, the studio said that Patch 1.2 would be delayed, partly because of the recent cyber attack that the firm was victim to. CD Projekt said that the upcoming update would go "beyond any of our previous updates," introducing numerous fixes and improvements.
The studio revealed at the start of February that someone had hacked into its IT infrastructure and had made off with source code for Cyberpunk 2o77, two versions of The Witcher 3 - one of which was unreleased and supported raytracing - as well as free-to-play card game Gwent. The latter was leaked online, while the former two were put up for auction on the dark web. They were quickly sold, presumably for $7 million.
"While we dearly wanted to deliver Patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 in the timespan we detailed previously, the recent cyber attack on the studio’s IT infrastructure and extensive scope of the update mean this unfortunately will not happen — we’ll need some additional time," CD Projekt wrote.
"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.
"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."
This is the second patch that CD Projekt has planned to roll out in 2021, following Patch 1.1, which was released in January. This came in the wake of the studio's CEO Marcin Iwinski issuing a video apology for the state of Cyberpunk 2077.
In the wake of Patch 1.2, CD Projekt intends to roll out "multiple updates and improvements" as well as free DLC and next-gen console upgrades.
While attempting to fix bits of Cyberpunk 2077, Patch 1.1 introduced a new game-breaking bug.