Cyberpunk 2077 Developer CD Projekt Red is reportedly implementing a mandatory crisis period before the game’s release date in November, according to a Bloomberg report. Employees will be required to work six days a week – “your typical amount of work and one weekend” according to an email allegedly leaked by the Polish company.
Previously, CD Projekt Red promised that its employees would not have to “lubricate” – that is, to work exhausting hours for a period of time to complete the game. In January, however, CD Project Red CEO Adam Kichinski acknowledged during an investor invitation that “some degree of crisis”
According to the Bloomberg report, the head of the CD Projekt studio, Adam Badowski, sent an email to inform the employees about the necessary period of crisis.
“I take on the task of getting the full reaction to the decision,” Badowski wrote in the email. “I know this is in direct opposition to what we have said about the crisis. It is also in direct opposition to what I personally believed some time ago – that a crisis should never be the answer. But we have expanded all other possible means of orientation in the situation. “
An official also told Bloomberg that some workers have been smeared for “more than a year.” CD Projekt Red did not respond to Polygon’s request for comment.