Like many game studios, CD Projekt Red, the developer of “The Witcher 3” and “Cyberpunk 2077”, has participated in the crunch-forcing overtime-especially in the weeks and months of the final release of the game. CD Projekt recently announced to employees that everyone must work six days a week before the “Cyberpunk 2077” release date and then postpone the game.
Co-CEO Adam Kiciński said in a comment on a recent investor conference call that the austerity of “Cyberpunk 2077” is “not that bad, and it has never been. Kiciński admitted that the team Some parts of “have been working nervously”, including testers, engineers and programmers, but he said: “A large part of the team is not nervous at all because they have completed the work”
“It’s not that heavy. Of course, it will expand, but we have received feedback from the team. They are satisfied with the extra three weeks, so we don’t see any threat of austerity.”
Kissinski said in a new e-mail to employees: “I sincerely apologize to everyone, what I said on Tuesday’s investor conference call.” Bloomberg News received an e-mail. “I don’t want to comment on austerity, but I still do it, I did it in a derogatory and harmful way.”
Kiciński added: “I have nothing to say. What I said is not even unfortunate, it is terrible. For this, please accept my sincerest and honest apology.” He ended by inviting employees to talk to him directly e-mail.
This is the CD Projekt Red co-CEO Adam Kiciński (Adam Kiciński) talking with investors yesterday about the austerity situation (left). He apologized to employees in an email received by Bloomberg News (right) today. Express these comments. Very turnaround pic.twitter.com/YaYNtPDphY
-Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) October 29, 2020
Restriction and forced overtime are not good, no matter what industry you are in, and no matter what financial rewards you receive to encourage yourself to persevere. Two years ago, we published an article titled “How do we become gamers in an industry that is hurting its developers?”, in which we discussed with industry advocates what players can do to help the forced Developers in ridiculous times.
The answer is not boycott. Developers are still proud of their work and worthy of support. But you can look forward to and enjoy Cyberpunk 2077 without underestimating the developer’s work experience or trying to solve these problems completely.