The launch of Cyberpunk 2077 seems to continue to be talked about in the coming months. Recently the journalist Jason Schreier, author of the book Blood, sweat and pixels, published a report on Bloomberg that details the various problems that occurred in the development of the latest CD Projekt RED title, such as the crunch or the lack of communication between management and employees. Adam Badowski, CEO of the Polish studio, has decided to respond to the report on Twitter.
The first point is the demo of the game that was seen at E3 2018, described in the report of Bloomberg as “fake«. Badowski alleges that the development of a video game is not linear and that most of what was seen in that demo was included in the final game. Another point to highlight is that Cyberpunk 2077 was not going to be ready for its launch in 2020 and the numerous delays suffered by the title during that same year are highlighted and the CEO considers that this part of the report is not reliable since Badowski only spoke with 20 of the 500 workers in the study.
Adam, I appreciate the responses. As I’m sure you’re aware, the team declined to respond to my specific questions or provide an interview before my article went live. But if you’d like to give your perspective on the topics you didn’t cover here, I’d be happy to chat any time
– Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) January 16, 2021
One of the parts that were removed from the original report was the one that revolves around lack of communication within the study among workers who did not speak Polish. Badowski says that all of the company’s electronic messaging is written in English and that its employees are from more than 40 different nationalities. However, there has been no response from the manager regarding the crunch or overwork in the development of a video game. Schreier later responded to Badowski on his Twitter account, claiming that he contacted CD Projekt RED several times before publishing the report for clarification but they did not refuse.
Cyberpunk 2077 is for sale for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC with compatibility in Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X and S. Despite everything, in recent weeks patches have been released that allow the gaming experience to be more bearable and a roadmap has been drawn up with the same purpose for this year 2021.
▪ Release date: 12/10/2020
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