Cyberpunk 2077 is the most highly anticipated game of the year, but according to a former developer, it’s coming at a high human cost.
An anonymous Reddit poster who identified themselves as a former CD Projekt Red developer.
said that some Cyberpunk 2077
teams have been working excessive mandatory overtime since July 2019.
If what the poster is claiming is true, it means that
the company has been forcing its employees to
work 16-hour workdays for more than a year now.
When Bloomberg released its report on
CD Projekt Red mandating six-day workweeks in
the two-month lead-up to Cyberpunk 2077’s release, .
it sent shockwaves
through the industry.
CD Projekt Red’s defenders claimed that the
six-day workweek wasn’t a mandate but rather
a collective decision made by the employees.
Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier spoke with several current CD Projekt Red developers who
told him there was never a discussion, only an order.
“And this my friends is why I left
the game dev industry,” Another Redditor wrote in the same thread.
“I’ve sat through many
crunches to the point I didn’t
even feel like I was alive anymore”