A bit worrying, yea. There was also this update on the same article:To be honest this quote sounds very non-CDPR. Developer that is talking a lot about treating all gamers right etc. saying they are not sure if their partner will order them to block some features from their competition or not. It's kinda sad actually.
Nvidia contacted us about this article. It appears the hair and fur effects are not handled by PhysX. They are handled by DX11 via DirectCompute.