CD Projekt Red is on the receiving end of negative staff morale rumors, and now it's speaking up to set things straight.
More importantly, though, the developer of The Witcher also confirms that the development of Cyberpunk 2077, its upcoming RPG, is "progressing as planned."
CD Projekt Red Staff Morale
Taking things to Twitter, CD Projekt Red is particularly addressing the negative reviews it has received on Glassdoor, a website where employees of various companies can rate their employers anonymously.
This might come across as odd since most gaming studios typically don't bother with the posts there, not to mention that just about anyone can register and grade companies on Glassdoor. In other words, the low ratings that the Polish company are getting could simply be from online trolls.
For what it's worth, the gist of the aforementioned negative reviews is that CD Projekt Red gives out low wages and too much work hours, with some saying that the higher-ups don't even play and love games.
At any rate, the company provided an explanation why it felt necessary to post an open letter on Twitter.
"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 Cyberpunk 2077 for a long time and saw some gamers getting worried about the project — we'd like to elaborate on a few things," studio head Adam Badowski and cofounder Marcin Iwiński say.
It goes on to talk about the departure of the staff members and how CD Projekt Red approaches game development like for the series of The Witcher, saying that it's "not for everyone."
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) October 16, 2017
The thing is, the letter doesn't really answer the negative reviews — regardless of whether or not they're real — posted on their Glassdoor page, but what the company is saying is simple: Don't accept the job if the pressure is too much to handle.
Cyberpunk 2077 Underway
The bit about Cyberpunk 2077 isn't much of an update, but nevertheless, any news about it is very much welcome.
"Cyberpunk 2077 is progressing as planned, but we are taking our time — in this case, silence is the cost of making a great game," CD Projekt Red says.
The takeaway here is that gamers can stop worrying about the release of Cyberpunk 2077 because, one way or another, it's coming in due time.
For the record, it's confirmed to be available for the PC, and it's been said to "most probably" make its way to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, according to a 2013 interview of Polygon with CD Projekt Red's business development manager Rafal Jaki.