CD Projekt RED Addresses Cyberpunk 2077 Concerns Following Low Morale Claims
CD Projekt RED is a company that has become a focal point in the modern history of video games. With the incredible success of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and its two expansions, the developers have set the bar pretty high for role-playing games. Their current project is another RPG, set in a science fiction cornucopia and titled Cyberpunk 2077. Fans have been eagerly awaiting more news, gameplay, and trailers ever since the release of the first teaser back in 2013. Due to some recent reviews on Glassdoor from ex-employees, fans are concerned about the future of Cyberpunk 2077.
As far as news goes, CD Projekt RED really hasn’t revealed anything related to the upcoming title. There was an early version of the game that was stolen and held for ransom, but nothing was leaked and it didn’t lead the company into rushing out some new material for fans to gawk at. Recently, a few former CD Projekt RED employees have left some concerning reviews on a website called Glassdoor.
Glassdoor is a website aimed at letting employees anonymously rate and review the companies they’ve worked for. Some of the negative criticism left on a CDPR listing include long hours, low pay, and low morale. It should be noted that there are quite a few positive reviews for the company as well.
The critiques caused enough seismic activity on social media due to fans’ concerns about what the recent claims mean for the future of Cyberpunk 2077. Due to the overwhelming amount of concerns, CD Projekt RED felt it necessary to address them. CDPR co-founder Marcin Iwinski and studio head Adam Badowski left an open letter on Twitter, which can be read below:
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) October 16, 2017
The CDPR representatives did not point out any specific critiques from the Glassdoor reviews, but did touch on a few concerns such as the departures of former employees. The letter basically sums it up to normal happenings within a development studio. With well over 400 employees since the release of Witcher 3, the company is confident that the loss of staff, even if that person were a “high profile” member, would not jeopardize the future of Cyberpunk 2077.
As to be expected, the letter did not contain any information on the upcoming title. “Cyberpunk 2077 is progressing as planned, but we are taking our time–in this case, silence is the cost of making a great game,” the CD Projekt RED reps stated. They’ve worked tirelessly to keep as little information about their current project from spilling prematurely, and it looks like that isn’t going to change any time soon.
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Cyberpunk 2077 has no release date set, but is expected to be released on the same platforms. What are your thoughts on the recent negative reviews about CD Projekt RED. Do you think Cyberpunk 2077 will be affected by them? Are you anticipating the upcoming title? Let us know in the comments section below. As always, be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter to stay up to date on the hottest news in gaming and entertainment via our 24/7 live feed.
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