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CD Projekt RED addresses concerns over Cyberpunk 2077 and staff morale

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In recent days rumours have started to circulate regarding CD Projekt RED, owner of and creator of The Witcher series. These rumours are not good at all as they have been revealing some nasty things about the studio themselves and the work environment for the developers and staff. In a nutshell, they have revealed that the studio is apparently not a nice place to work at and the staff's self-esteem is at an all-time low. 

According to GlassDoor, an anonymous review portal where employees can rate their current company's work environment across various factors, the CD Projekt RED studio has been graded pretty low for the past few months with a strong negative view on staff management, work hours, and the studio's growth speed. Some of these negative reviews go on to say that the company is run by a CEO with no interest in gaming. 

Naturally, the studio took to Twitter to make an announcement regarding these rumours. In a lengthy response, Iwinski and Badowski said “We’d normally avoid commenting on company reviews on spaces like Glassdoor, but this time around — especially in light of the fact that we haven’t communicated anything about Cyperpunk 2077 for a long time and saw some gamers getting worried about the project — we’d like to elaborate on a few things. The approach to making games is not for everyone. It often requires a conscious effort to ‘reinvent the wheel’ — even if you personally think it already works like a charm. But you know what? We believe reinventing that wheel every friggin’ time is what makes a better game.”

In a nutshell, they are basically saying that the studio is running the best way it can do produce the best work and these rumours could be due to developers not being able to handle the heat. Professional response if you ask me (not). 

As for Cyberpunk 2077, the game is in full development as the statement end off with an update on development. According to the Iwinksi and Badowski, "Cyberpunk 2077 is progressing as planned, but we are taking our time - in this case, the silence is the cost of making a great game"

So staff morale is down and the production of Cyberpunk 2077 is up. Do you think a game's development should cost you staff morale? 

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