The Witcher 3 And Cyberpunk 2077’s Source Codes Have Leaked Online

The source code leak could have dire consequences for the team.

Story Highlights

  • Passwords for The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 source codes have leaked online.
  • The leak initially occurred years ago, but the passwords were recently found.
  • CDPR has not yet replied to the rumors. We may hear from them in the future.

The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077’s source codes were seemingly leaked online. The source code archives for both games initially appeared about two to three years ago but could not be accessed by the community. They were locked behind passwords, which have now been discovered by the ransomware group HelloKitty. As noticed by the Reddit user u/Custer_Vincen, the passwords were uncovered on 4chan.

A build of The Witcher 3 has already been compiled. However, CD Projekt Red has already announced plans to release the REDkit modding tools for the RPG later this year, allowing you to create all sorts of mods. Professionals may use the source codes to discover how CDPR whipped up their best open-world experiences.

Should CD Projekt Red Make These Games Open-Source Now?

If the source codes of The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 become public, then taking them down would be tough for CDPR. As a result, some players over the forums have asked the devs to make the codes open source, like the original DOOM. Such a prospect would allow for in-depth mod support and more. Despite its huge setbacks for the studio, it could be a viable solution in the future, as the devs have left the RED engine anyway.

Cyberpunk 2077 Has Also Had Its Source Code Potentially Leaked In The Latest Incursion | Image Source: Steam
Cyberpunk 2077 Has Also Had Its Source Code Potentially Leaked In The Latest Incursion | Image Source: Steam

However, the implications that the source code leaks could cause remain unknown. It will likely significantly affect sales of both titles if the leak spreads like wildfire across the industry. So, alternatively, the Witcher 3 devs might take legal action to minimize the damage as much as possible.


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All in all, CD Projekt Red has yet to make an official statement regarding the brewing drama. We may hear from them in the future. I also suggest taking the string of rumors with a huge grain of salt since nothing has been officially confirmed so far.

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