Cyberpunk 2077 Staff Ask CD Projekt Red Tough Questions Following Disastrous Launch

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Publish Date : 2020-12-19


Cyberpunk 2077 Staff Ask CD Projekt Red Tough Questions Following Disastrous Launch

Staff at CD Projekt Red are asking upper management and publisher CD Projekt SA questions about why Cyberpunk 2077 released in such a poor state, according to a Bloomberg report.

During an internal meeting this week, CD Projekt Red developers posed blunt and pointed questions to the board of directors about the company's reputation, Cyberpunk 2077's unrealistic deadlines, and the mandatory crunch and numerous delays before its release.

Some staff asked why the board marketed that the game was "complete and playable" earlier this year when that evidently wasn't true. Other CD Projekt Red employees thought it ironic that the developer was making a game about corporate exploitation while imposing crunch periods. When asked specifically about crunch during this week's staff meeting, the board said that plans to improve production are set to be implemented in the future, but there was no clarification on what that meant. The other questions were either dodged or given vague answers.

According to Bloomberg, a CD Projekt spokesperson said the company wouldn't comment on discussions about internal meetings.

The meeting took place not long before Sony pulled the game from the PlayStation Store and began offering refunds due to its performance on PlayStation 4. The game is still available on the Microsoft store, though Xbox players can request a full refund.

"It's more about us looking--as was previously stated--at the PC and next-gen performance rather than current-gen. We definitely did not spend enough time looking at that," a portion of the transcript reads. "Come January and February you’re going to see larger improvements--which we’ve stated already. We have also stated that if your expectation is that the game is going to be equal to, say, next-gen or PC in terms of performance, that definitely isn’t going to happen. Having said that, I’m not saying it’s going to be a bad game--but if you’re expectations regarding, say, visuals or other performance angle, are like this, then we’re openly stating that’s not going to be the case."

Responding to a question about the certification process that console games go through before release, the CD Projekt Red representative (joint CEO Marcin Iwiński) stated that he "can only assume" that Sony and Microsoft "trusted that we're going to fix things upon release, and that obviously did not come together exactly as we had planned." Some industry figures have called this a subtle attempt to shift blame to the console manufacturers, noting that the certification process has nothing to do with quality. "The game functions," journalist and consultant Mike Futter wrote in response. "It hooks into achievements and trophies. It has the right button icons. Cert and FQA are not about meeting a quality bar."

Previously in the same Q&A, CD Projekt Red stated that it does not have any sort of special agreement with Sony or Microsoft for refunds, urging aggrieved fans to utilize the existing refund policies of these platforms if they are unhappy with Cyberpunk 2077. Players have reported mixed success in obtaining refunds for their digital copies, and physical copies are a completely different story. Check out our Cyberpunk refund guide for details.

Staff at CD Projekt Red are asking upper management and publisher CD Projekt SA questions about why Cyberpunk 2077 released in such a poor state, according to a Bloomberg report.

During an internal meeting this week, CD Projekt Red developers posed blunt and pointed questions to the board of directors about the company's reputation, Cyberpunk 2077's unrealistic deadlines, and the mandatory crunch and numerous delays before its release.

Some staff asked why the board marketed that the game was "complete and playable" earlier this year when that evidently wasn't true. Other CD Projekt Red employees thought it ironic that the developer was making a game about corporate exploitation while imposing crunch periods. When asked specifically about crunch during this week's staff meeting, the board said that plans to improve production are set to be implemented in the future, but there was no clarification on what that meant. The other questions were either dodged or given vague answers.

According to Bloomberg, a CD Projekt spokesperson said the company wouldn't comment on discussions about internal meetings.

The meeting took place not long before Sony pulled the game from the PlayStation Store and began offering refunds due to its performance on PlayStation 4. The game is still available on the Microsoft store, though Xbox players can request a full refund.

"It's more about us looking--as was previously stated--at the PC and next-gen performance rather than current-gen. We definitely did not spend enough time looking at that," a portion of the transcript reads. "Come January and February you’re going to see larger improvements--which we’ve stated already. We have also stated that if your expectation is that the game is going to be equal to, say, next-gen or PC in terms of performance, that definitely isn’t going to happen. Having said that, I’m not saying it’s going to be a bad game--but if you’re expectations regarding, say, visuals or other performance angle, are like this, then we’re openly stating that’s not going to be the case."

Responding to a question about the certification process that console games go through before release, the CD Projekt Red representative (joint CEO Marcin Iwiński) stated that he "can only assume" that Sony and Microsoft "trusted that we're going to fix things upon release, and that obviously did not come together exactly as we had planned." Some industry figures have called this a subtle attempt to shift blame to the console manufacturers, noting that the certification process has nothing to do with quality. "The game functions," journalist and consultant Mike Futter wrote in response. "It hooks into achievements and trophies. It has the right button icons. Cert and FQA are not about meeting a quality bar."

Previously in the same Q&A, CD Projekt Red stated that it does not have any sort of special agreement with Sony or Microsoft for refunds, urging aggrieved fans to utilize the existing refund policies of these platforms if they are unhappy with Cyberpunk 2077. Players have reported mixed success in obtaining refunds for their digital copies, and physical copies are a completely different story. Check out our Cyberpunk refund guide for details.

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