Even if the released details of the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 are mind-blowing so far, people have been wondering about the developers’ state of being as the company CD Projekt Red has made a name for itself for grinding, namely asking their employers to crunch for several days in a row.
In an interview with Kotaku, Marcin Iwinski, co-founder of the game studio said that they are, in fact, renown for ‘treating gamers with respect’ as they have tirelessly worked towards this goal, adding that he would like to be renown for ‘treating developers with respect’ also.
Iwinski said that the studio plans to introduce a ‘non-obligatory crunch policy’ which will clarify to Cyberpunk 2077 that extra hours and working weekends are not compulsory, and they can refuse even if their managers ask them to crunch.
The company’s co-founder added that there are, however, times when the crunch is necessary, such as the E3 demo, but the company won’t force their employers to work overtime if they don’t want to.
CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077 producer, wants to treat devs with respect
After a publication of the Anthem, the investigation went live which observed and talked about crunch, carelessness in management and anxiety, four prior CD Projekt Red developers have reported that they encountered the same issues while working for the company in Warsaw.
However, other employers claimed that this never happened to them. We take into account the possibility that the point differs from department to department: on some might exist, such as the department charged with audio and tech testing especially when approaching the grand event E3 where they need to present the game’s demo.
Not long ago, reports that the Polish studio is having financial issues after the mediocre performance of their most recent Thronebreaker campaign for their virtual card title Gwent. However, both founders Marcin Iwinski and Adam Badowiski have denied the reports, saying that they have a ‘large war chest’ for the development of the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077.
The game’s demo, an impressive 45-minute close look into the tacky streets and battle of the gameplay, steal the spotlight at E3 in 2018. CD Projekt Red hasn’t announced an official release date for Cyberpunk 2077, but 2020 will be a possible estimation.
Daniel Kiss is the senior editor for News Lair. Daniel was working as a writer since he finished high-school, first for local papers then he started online, nowadays he likes to write about the latest games and tech innovations.