The CD Project has acknowledged that it is waiting overtime for the developers of Cyberpunk 2077
The “crunch demon” also nestles within the walls of the Polish studio, the only way they can ensure the September appearance.
- The release of Cyberpunk 2077 was delayed until September
- Developers will have to work overtime
The sad news arrived yesterday that the release of Cyberpunk 2077 is slipping, not least, instead of the originally planned April, the new game from The Witcher will only be released on September 17th. It has since been revealed that multiplayer will also be delayed due to this, but this is not the only bad news about the project.
At a press conference on the occasion of the announcement, Adam Project Kicinski, co-chair of the CD Project, was asked if this meant overtime for the employees, who replied:
“To be honest, on some level, yes. We’re trying to limit overtime as much as possible, but it’s the final stage of development. We’re trying to stay reasonable in this area, but yes, it’s going to be overtime.”
In the gaming industry, massive overtime, which is only mocked as “crunch”, is unfortunately becoming more common – at least in the last year or two, the number of cases that have become public has increased significantly. However, it is not used everywhere: Bungie, for example, in connection with a Destiny 2 patch, has previously stated a round pretzel that it will not overtime workers because of it.