Adam Kiciński Admits CD Projekt Red is Crunching For Cyberpunk 2077
During a recent CD Projekt Red Q&A, president and CEO Adam Kiciński admitted the developers are crunching to release Cyberpunk 2077, even with the recent delay. Despite crunching a lot on The Witcher 3, the studio wanted to be “more humane” to its workers during Cyberpunk 2077’s development but it appears they weren’t able to create their vision as seamlessly as they expected. While they’re receiving positive feedback on Cyberpunk, CD Projekt Red decided to push the release back to September 17th when it will release for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia.
“We have the game. It’s playable; the whole game. It’s been like that for a couple of months. But it’s fairly complex,” said Adam Kiciński. “It’s about the number of things we have to take care of rather than some fundamental problem… We are constantly evaluating the game and we decided if we are to delay this is the right moment, and that with the decision to add five months we would be really sure that we can deliver what we had planned.” So apparently the studio is confident in their ability to crunch out the rest of the issues Cyberpunk 2077 is facing.
When asked specifically about if CD Projekt Red has to crunch for the results they’re looking for, Adam Kiciński claimed: “To some degree yes, to be honest. We try to limit crunch as much as possible, but it is the final stage. We try to be reasonable in this regard, but yes. Unfortunately.” We assume that the crunch time was factored into the new September release date and that’s why Kiciński figured now was the fight time to delay Cyberpunk 2077. Check out the full Q&A here.
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