Badowski posted a statement in response to the Bloomberg report on Twitter. “The last 6 weeks are our last sprint on a project we have all spent a lot of our lives on. Something we care deeply about. Most of the team understands this push,” Badowski said in a statement.
– Adam Badowski (@AdamBadowski) September 30, 2020
“This is one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make, but everyone gets good compensation for every extra hour they put in,” Badowski added. “And, as in recent years, 10% of the annual profit that our company generates in 2020 will be distributed directly among the team.”
If you are unfamiliar with the concept of crisis, this is a term used in the video game industry to describe situations in which employees are asked to work overtime to meet project deadlines. For more information, see our article on mental health in game development.
In other news about Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red environmental coordinator Hiroshi Sakakibara recently explained how his team built the setting for the game, Night City.
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