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Virtual Legality Episode 327

Cyber Crunch? Workplace Culture, CDPR, and Cyberpunk 2077

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10m Sep 30, 2020
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With Cyberpunk 2077 nearing completion, its developer CD Projekt Red has announced that it will require employees to work 6 days a week during game's final six weeks before launch. While such "crunch" is not all that unusual for major AAA projects, as Bloomberg's Jason Schreier points out, such a stance reneges on promises made by the company last year.

Of course, a lot has gone on since those statement were made (thanks 2020!), and a lot of folks are making a lot of assumptions about this project and CDPR itself. So let's talk about it.

We're always working overtime to bring you good content...in Virtual Legality.

#Cyberpunk #CDPR #Crunch


Discussed in this episode:

"Last year, the bosses of CD Projekt Red approached me for an interview."
Tweet - September 29, 2020 - Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier)
https://twitter.com/jasonschreier/status/1311059656090038272

"Cyberpunk 2077 Publisher Orders 6-Day Weeks Ahead of Launch"
Bloomberg - September 29, 2020 - Jason Schreier
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-29/cyberpunk-2077-publisher-orders-6-day-weeks-ahead-of-game-debut

"As Cyberpunk 2077 Development Intensifies, CD Projekt Red Pledges To Be 'More Humane' To Its Workers"
Kotaku - May 17, 2019 - Jason Schreier
https://kotaku.com/as-cyberpunk-2077-development-intensifies-cd-projekt-r-1834849725

"Cyberpunk 2077 release date reportedly set for 2019, but likely delayed to 2020"
Digital Trends - June 2, 2019 - Aaron Mamiit
https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/cyberpunk-2077-release-date-likely-delayed-to-2020/

"CD Projekt Red Boss Again Promises That Cyberpunk Devs Won't Have To Crunch"
Kotaku - June 14, 2019 - Jason Schreier
https://kotaku.com/cd-projekt-red-boss-again-promises-that-cyberpunk-devs-1835518344

"These last 6 weeks are our final sprint..."
Tweet - September 30, 2020 - Adam Badowski
https://twitter.com/AdamBadowski/status/1311245204356304896

"Why the Cyberpunk 2077 delay is both good and bad"
TechRadar - June 20, 2020 - Samuel Roberts
https://www.techradar.com/news/why-the-cyberpunk-2077-delay-is-both-good-and-bad

"This is quite a take."
Tweet - September 29, 2020 - Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier)
https://twitter.com/jasonschreier/status/1311088929710501888


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