Cyberpunk 2077 Publisher Orders 6-Day Weeks Ahead of Launch

(Bloomberg) — Polish video game developer CD Projekt Red told employees on Monday that six-day work weeks will be mandatory leading up to the November release of the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077, reneging on an earlier promise to not force overtime on the project.



a group of people standing on a stage in front of a crowd: Attendees queue beside a CD Projekt Red SA Cyberpunk 2077 video game sign at the Gamescom computer games industry event in Cologne, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Gamescom is the world's largest gaming convention and runs from August 20 to 24.


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Attendees queue beside a CD Projekt Red SA Cyberpunk 2077 video game sign at the Gamescom computer games industry event in Cologne, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Gamescom is the world’s largest gaming convention and runs from August 20 to 24.

Red, a subsidiary of Poland’s biggest gaming company CD Projekt SA, has been criticized previously for engaging in “crunch,” an industry term for excessive overtime in game development. The practice often lasts for weeks and can stretch out for months or even years. CD Projekt Red co-chief executive officer Marcin Iwinski last year told gaming website Kotaku that the company would be

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