Cyberpunk 2077 Devs Aren’t Happy Either
According to a recent report, there are several developers at Cyberpunk 2077 who spoke against releasing the game when it did. Among the CD Projekt RED staff were some frustrated and angry developers who fired questions at the board after the botched launch of Cyberpunk 2077. Specifically, one developer asked the board about the hypocrisy about the narrative of the game and releasing an unfinished game, while another asked why they claimed it was finished before it was. Cyberpunk 2077 is available right now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Google Stadia, and PC.
During a recent internal video meeting, CD Projekt RED developers brought up the company’s reputation, unrealistic deadlines, and the relentless overtime in the months and years leading up to the recent release of Cyberpunk 2077. This meeting apparently took place ahead of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s announcement that Cyberpunk 2077 would be removed from the PlayStation Store and that full refunds would be offered to scorned fans. A spokesperson said that CD Projekt RED wouldn’t speak on the matter publicly but more official statements will likely release in the new year.
While CD Projekt RED developers weren’t crunched according to Polish labour laws, many people in the west still consider the development circumstances ruling. One employee asked the CDPR board why they claimed in January that the game was “complete and playable” when that wasn’t true. The game even went gold before it was complete and playable according to the plethora of bugs players have been experiencing. Another developer asked whether CD Projekt’s directors felt it was hypocritical to make a game about corporate exploitation while expecting that their employees work overtime.
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