• Alberto Mezzalira

A series of Cyberpunk 2077 comedy bug montage videos have leaked online

CD Projekt Red has recently suffered a data breach and many files have been stolen; among these, there are some videos, which are claimed to have been created before the game’s official release, that show various bugs from Cyberpunk 2077 edited for comedic effect.

The videos were probably created as part of bonus materials for the final game, as the company did for The Witcher 3, but after the issues that affected the console version, CD Projekt Red decided to change its mind.

‘Bug reel’ videos as bonus extras are pretty common in video games, but we understand why these leaked footages cannot be welcomed by the game’s developer, which is still trying to fix the game’s issues.

A now-deleted tweet from one of the game’s producers confirms the authenticity of these footages as he called them “a fun composition of bug materials collected by QA and developers through years of development”.

Things are not going too well for CD Projekt Red as they are still awaiting Sony’s approval to bring the game back to the PlayStation Store, over five months after being delisted; moreover, in February the company fell victim to a cyber-attack and some internal systems and had been compromised or 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.

Now, according to databreaches.net, the same data from the CD Projekt breach has been shared online. The leaked videos also include footage of a pre-alpha build of Cyberpunk which has a third-person camera.