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Drama Game Dev Stolen CD Projekt data including Cyberpunk 2077 source code has reportedly leaked

Ultra Donny

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What consequences can this lead up to? I’m not invested in the tech side of gaming , so it’s a genuine question.
 
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Sad to see some responses here. They've generally made great games and only one game faltered somewhat (only technically), which they are continuously trying to support.
Even if they werent, this is not something that should be cheered on. As one of the few companies still making singleplayer games which are worth something, this is extremely sad and I wont want to see them go under or get affected severely. We only realize value once we lose something I guess.
Technical issues aside CP isn’t the game that was promised. It’s a short linear story driven game set in a broken open world.
There’s zero choice
 
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El Pistolero

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Sucks for CD Project. Was this leaked, as in someone took the information from inside the company and shared it, or was it the business of some hackers? I have no idea how these things work...
 
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I just want the Xbox Series patch for The Witcher 3. I'd gladly replay the last good game they've made on next-gen.
 

Fredrik

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What consequences can this lead up to? I’m not invested in the tech side of gaming , so it’s a genuine question.
Future releases will be delayed, story might be spoiled for unreleased games, they’ll try to put someone in jail with a debt for the rest of their lives.
CDPR as a company will be fine.
 
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KungFucius

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Why would anyone want that?
You can't be serious. Why would anyone who is looking to develop a game want the commented, compilable source code to 2 major games and the development engine? I don't know either, it's not like they could save time utilizing the documented code in their games that was the product of some obscene amount of manhours in any feasible way, right?
 

rofif

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and duke nukem forver 2001/2002 build still did not. fucking hell
 

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Sucks for CD Project. Was this leaked, as in someone took the information from inside the company and shared it, or was it the business of some hackers? I have no idea how these things work...
Specifics are not really known. According to CDProjekt they use a third party software / solution that had a security vulnerability. A "professional" group of hackers (ie. a named collective that already hacked several other companies in various industries) used it to get their hands on the source code of all their latest games as well as RED Engine, in addition to internal documents (legal contracts, workers identities and coordinates, as well as other internal data).

They then blackmailed CDPR for a ransom, CDPR told no and publicly disclosed the hack. Hackers then auctionned off what they stole, while releasing source code of GWENT as proof. An unknown buyer (some suspected CDPR but it's unlikely) paid for all assets, and now, 4 months after the hack, he must have decided to sell it again in exchange for extra money (10k$ a piece).
 
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caffeware

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Man some people here are real pieces of shit
yeah cd projekt are. they linked to a bunch of copyleft libraries.

 
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You can't be serious. Why would anyone who is looking to develop a game want the commented, compilable source code to 2 major games and the development engine? I don't know either, it's not like they could save time utilizing the documented code in their games that was the product of some obscene amount of manhours in any feasible way, right?
But that would infringe on copyright. So if someone made a successful game based on the source code, all the profit would go to court costs and CDPR. So it’s not really doing much. Let’s also remember that Cyberpunk runs and looks like ass in a lot of ways.
 
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Ozrimandias

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I feel sorry for CDPR, for the people working there.... I mean, CD Projekt it's far from a bad company in my opinion....free upgrades and free (and awesome) DLC for the witcher, GoG Galaxy 2.0 it's an open launcher integrating different platforms...sure they made a terrible mistake with Cyberpunk..but this is too much I think.
 

MastaKiiLA

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Not really cool. Some dipshits steal their data, and then sell it off to the highest bidder? You can be mad at CDPR all you want, but this is a dick move. Steal some shit and give it away for free? Maybe you were trying to prove a point. Steal something and then sell it for profit? You're a total piece of shit, and I hope they track you down, lock you up, and ruin any future employment opportunities.
 

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The devs lied about the game and tried to hide how broken the game was. You reap what you sow.

These two things are not one in the same. The game being bad didn't effect your personal life in a impactful way, or if it did then you have problems. Their work being stolen and leaked online will impact a lot of people in their actual day to day life.

If you have the mindset that these actions are what they deserve cause CP2077 didn't look or run great on past gen consoles, you're delusional and a fucking idiot and please never have children.
 
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TheCockatrice

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I'm more concerned about what impact this will have on us consumers. Most ppl here are just shitting on CDPR but I'm more worried if this means we will get restored content/dlc/overhauls or will they just drop the support for it, release it semi-fixed on base consoles and move on? Even if its the former, this will surely impact the upcoming fixes and delay them even further so anyone saying good is a fucking idiot.
 

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I’m just worried that the team might loose motivation. While the first Cyberpunk isn’t the big splash we expected, the game is still really enjoyable and I wish they will move on with the license.
for the source out, I’m not sure what will happen. We won’t see big impact as even if you have access to the source, there is still copyright protecting everything.
The issue might be with the multiplayer potential part where people might find more integrated hacks?
 

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These two things are not one in the same. The game being bad didn't effect your personal life in a impactful way, or if it did then you have problems. Their work being stolen and leaked online will impact a lot of people in their actual day to day life.

If you have the mindset that these actions are what they deserve cause CP2077 didn't look or run great on past gen consoles, you're delusional and a fucking idiot and please never have children.
It did. If they didn’t lie I wouldn’t have spent a $60 on the game. That’s on the individual level. If they were honest, people wouldn’t have spent millions and the devs at CDPR knew EXACTLY what they were doing by only showing footage provided by them in early reviews and what they have said about how the game runs “surprisingly well” on current gen consoles. Maximizing profit by lying to people and the “oops you can ask for a refund. We are the good guys” doesn’t cut it as they also knew EXACTLY that not everyone ask for a refund regardless of industry and product. Impacted a lot of people in their day to day life? What about the millions of people that ended up with a broken product? Also the people inside CDPR you are defending knew what the company was doing and kept silent or ignored it. The same people who keep silent at awful inside practices just to keep their job. Give me a fucking break.
 

Mozzarella

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They were hacked around January and then the whole thing gone quite and now it seems its back again? What does this mean? i think nothing significant will happen because of it, but im noob with gaming software so i'll wait and see.
 

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CD Projekt Red first revealed in February that it had fallen victim to a targeted cyber attack. In a statement, the developer said some of its internal systems had been compromised and “certain data” stolen.

The stolen data was said to include the source code files for CD Projekt Red’s game development engine, RedEngine, and titles including The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, an upcoming ray-traced version of The Witcher 3, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales and Cyberpunk 2077.

The data was originally put up for auction on the dark web with a starting price of $1 million and a buy now price of $7 million, but the seller pulled the lot, with the condition of no further distribution or selling, after receiving an outside offer which was deemed to be satisfactory, cyber intelligence firm Kela reported.

Now, according to databreaches.net, the same data from the CD Projekt breach has been shared online. According to an alleged text file posted online:


The alleged files are password protected, with the password being shared with users in exchange for a $10 donation.

It’s claimed that the group has shared software developer kits for PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox Series X without password protection in order to prove its legitimacy. One forum user claims to have obtained these files.

The ransomware attack on CD Projekt Red was allegedly carried out by a group called HelloKitty, which is said to have posted the source code of CD Projekt Red’s Gwent card game online prior to the auction earlier this year.

The culprits claimed they had stolen source code for the aforementioned games as well as documents relating to the company’s accounting, legal, HR and more.

If CD Projekt Red did not “come to an agreement” with them within 48 hours, the culprits said they would sell or leak the content.

CD Projekt Red said it would not give in to the demands and that it had approached relevant authorities including law enforcement and IT forensic specialists.

 

K.N.W.

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Imagine if this was a controlled leak, and CD Projekt Red was hoping that someone would fix the game with the source code.
 

Entroyp

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I’m sure the open source community will fix (and improve) the game.
 

Majukun

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What consequences can this lead up to? I’m not invested in the tech side of gaming , so it’s a genuine question.
nothing really
mods can do wonder with that code but using it is a crime so no one would touch it with a ten foot pole for anything public
sure some competing companies could get a thing or two of out that data, but again, no one is gonna risk the legal nightmare
 
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Majukun

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Sucks for CD Project. Was this leaked, as in someone took the information from inside the company and shared it, or was it the business of some hackers? I have no idea how these things work...
cyber attack , forcefully stoled from their internal servers
 

Ozrimandias

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It did. If they didn’t lie I wouldn’t have spent a $60 on the game. That’s on the individual level. If they were honest, people wouldn’t have spent millions and the devs at CDPR knew EXACTLY what they were doing by only showing footage provided by them in early reviews and what they have said about how the game runs “surprisingly well” on current gen consoles. Maximizing profit by lying to people and the “oops you can ask for a refund. We are the good guys” doesn’t cut it as they also knew EXACTLY that not everyone ask for a refund regardless of industry and product. Impacted a lot of people in their day to day life? What about the millions of people that ended up with a broken product? Also the people inside CDPR you are defending knew what the company was doing and kept silent or ignored it. The same people who keep silent at awful inside practices just to keep their job. Give me a fucking break.
Man you spent 60 bucks on a game that it's going to be patched, and it's gonna be improved, tomorrow, next month, six month from now....it's not the end of the world, you can still play it, it's not the game you tough it will be, so what....not a big deal.
 

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This is like someone entering your house,stealing your trash and then feeling proud of it.
 
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Data stolen from CD Projekt Red in February reportedly leaked online this month, including the source code for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3 and more.

“We are not yet able to confirm the exact contents of the data in question, though we believe it may include current/former employee and contractor details in addition to data related to our games,” CD Projekt said in a statement released on Thursday.

“Furthermore, we cannot confirm whether or not the data involved may have been manipulated or tampered with following the breach.

“Currently, we are working together with an extensive network of appropriate services, experts, and law enforcement agencies, including the General Police Headquarters of Poland. We have also contacted Interpol and Europol. The information we shared in February with the President of the Personal Data Protection Office (PUODO) has also been updated.

“We would also like to state that—regardless of the authenticity of the data being circulated—we will do everything in our power to protect the privacy of our employees, as well as all other involved parties. We are committed and prepared to take action against parties sharing the data in question.”

The stolen data was said to include the source code files for CD Projekt Red’s game development engine, RedEngine, and titles including The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, an upcoming ray-traced version of The Witcher 3, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales and Cyberpunk 2077.

The data was originally put up for auction on the dark web with a starting price of $1 million and a buy now price of $7 million, but the seller pulled the lot, with the condition of no further distribution or selling, after receiving an outside offer which was deemed to be satisfactory, cyber intelligence firm Kela reported.