The internet is getting weirder and weirder by the day. Now instead of holding an individual or even a physical item hostage and demanding a monetary amount, the company CD Projekt Red (makers of the Witcher series) posted a statement saying that documents and early designs are being held at ransom by an individual or individuals for the upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077.
If they do not give into their demands, the files will be released to the public. CD Projekt Red will reach out to the legal authorities about the situation at hand.
CD Projekt Red also stated the documents are old and do not represent what the game looks like today. They are still not ready to release more information just yet, but having a situation like this could put a delay on development.
The weird thing about this ransom attempt is the fact that things like this are usually called ‘leaks’ when someone obtains any information early. Someone decided to take it further and actually threaten said company, which is crazy! Stay safe out there on the interwebs!
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) June 8, 2017