Cyberpunk 2077’s stolen data has seemingly started to leak, as videos have begun to emerge online, including what seems to be an internally made montage of bugs and an early third-person take on the game.
Back in February of this year, CD Projekt Red suffered a targeted cyberattack, in which hackers claimed to have stolen internal documents and source code. After a dark web auction, it was thought that the data was being held by a lone buyer, but content from the leak has now seemingly started to emerge online.
This ResetEra thread suggests that content from the leak may be out in the wild, with an alleged text file posted to the forum talking about a fundraiser where users can donate to get passwords to CD Projekt Red source code archives.
And now, as reported by VG247, what appear to be montages of pre-release Cyberpunk 2077 bugs can now be found on the internet. Caught by Tom Warren of The Verge, this now-deleted tweet by CD Projekt Red Producer Slava Lukyanenka seems to acknowledge that the bug montages are real, and were “collected by QA and developers through years of development”.
The montages seen by IGN are set to licensed music and seem to spoof high production value trailers with many interesting bugs on display. V rides a hotdog motorcycle, a cat and a wheelchair across the videos. Other glitches include Jackie being merged with a metal fence, and buildings glitching across the landscape. There’s even a gang of giant chickens at one point. Floating characters, phantom cars and rogue facial expressions dominate the videos.
Bugs aren’t the only leaked videos out there, either. Posted on 4Chan and pointed to by ResetEra user _Anastiel, a video has emerged showing an alleged third-person build of the game, presumably taken from very early in development, before CD Projekt settled on a first-person viewpoint.
The footage, which has now been pulled down from ResetEra, but has begun springing up on multiple platforms, shows protagonist V walking around an apartment and talking to NPCs, all with an over-the-shoulder camera. Much of the art and audio in the demo is clearly placeholder, but shows off a dialogue response system tied to the D-Pad and a lot of interactive items (including beer bottles, an RPG rulebook, and a “breakfast machine”), which can be used in multiple ways, such as picked up, inspected, or grabbed, rather than simply pocketed.
Many of the videos have been quickly pulled down after they’ve been posted, which lends some credence to the fact that these are legitimate leaks from internal files. We’ve contacted CD Projekt Red for comment on the leaks.
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