Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Jun 2017 22:33 UTC
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CD Projekt Red, the company behind the popular Witcher series of videogames, put out a statement earlier today that individuals have stolen internal documents, and threaten to release them online if ransom isn't paid.

A demand for ransom has been made, saying that should we not comply, the files will be released to the general public. We will not be giving in to the demands of the individual or individuals that have contacted us, which might eventually lead to the files being published online. The appropriate legal authorities will be informed about the situation.

I haven't before seen a company being this open about something like this. It seems like a good strategy - with this statement, they're basically preemptively making the documents rather valueless. Pretty much the entire gaming community has very warm feelings towards CDPR - and rightfully so - so the individuals in question are left with empty hands here.

Clever.

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One thing to note here
by przemo_li on Mon 12th Jun 2017 11:44 UTC
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One thing to note here is that CDPR is (or is part of) a company that is publicly traded.

So such out-of-the-blue revile of important materials for yet to be released game would negatively affect company. By being open about situation CDPR diffuse that damage.

Also by being open they generate more publicity for the game. So they pull small advantage from otherwise minor-to-major disaster. Good. Witcher 1/2/3 where all good games. I would live CDPR had as much resources and time to do cyperpunk, but if they can't they should salvage as much as possible.

Or maybe released materials will really be old. Then in the end CDPR will come out stronger (after release of cyperpunk will show how much more there is to the game ;) )

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