After telling investors that Crunch was “not too bad,” CD Projekt Red’s leadership now turned around to apologize to its employees.
Following the decision to postpone Cyberpunk 2077 Until December, developer CD Projekt Red hosted an emergency call with investors, discussed delays and updated the company’s plans.
As part of that call, CD Projekt Red’s leadership said that the PC and next-generation console versions of Cyberpunk 2077 are ready, but the delay is due to the current generation of console versions.
The company’s CEO, Adam Kicinski, has also dealt with reports that the studio is in danger. The company states that its employees are “well compensated.”
“As for the crunch. In fact, it wasn’t that bad-and it was never,” Kicinski told investors.
“Of course, it’s a story taken up by the media, and some people are crunching badly, but most of the team hasn’t crunched at all since they’ve finished their work. It’s mainly Q & A and engineers, programmers. It’s about, but it’s not that heavy. Of course, it’s a bit extended, but there’s feedback from the team. They’re happy with the additional three weeks, so there’s no threat to crunch. “
Kicinski’s comments weren’t very well received, especially because many on CD Projekt Red felt they were misrepresenting the facts. According to the CEO Jason Schreier in BloombergThe next day, he turned around to apologize to his employee.
“I would like to sincerely apologize for what I said at the investor conference call on Tuesday,” Kicinski wrote in an internal email.
“I didn’t want to comment on the crunch, but I did, and I commented in a sneaky and harmful way. To be honest, when the delay decision and the stress associated with the phone itself were relieved. I only have a complete understanding of the true range of my words.
“I have nothing to say in my defense. What I said was not even unfortunate, it was terrible at all. For that reason, accept my most sincere and honest apology. I have always, and still are, proud to devote my heart and soul to what you do every day. “
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and Stadia on December 10th.