CD Projekt Red has advised staff that they will be moving to a six-day work schedule to ensure Cyberpunk 2077 will be finished in time for its release on the 19th of November. The Bloomberg report outlines how the Polish company has gone back on their original promise in May to not rush and increase working hours for employees.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been sent to Microsoft and Sony to be certified for release but now the company will be a focus on troubleshooting and ensuring that all the bugs in the game will be fixed for the November release date.
Adam Badowski, CEO of CD Projekt Red wrote in his internal email to studio staff, that staff would be required to work "your typical amount of work and one day on the weekend".
“I take it upon myself to receive the full backlash for the decision,” Badowski wrote. “
I know this is in direct opposition to what we’ve said about crunch. It’s also in direct opposition to what I personally grew to believe a while back -- that crunch should never be the answer. But we’ve extended all other possible means of navigating the situation.”
Fans will be hoping the game is not further delayed having already been delayed twice from its original release date earlier in the year.
CD Projekt Red has not responded to these accusations yet.