After telling investors the crisis was “not that bad,” CD Projekt Red’s management is now back with staff to apologize.
After the decision to delay Cyberpunk 2077 In December, CD developer Projekt Red held an emergency call with investors to discuss the delay and update them on the company’s plans.
As part of that call, management CD Projekt Red said that PC and next-generation console versions of Cyberpunk 2077 were ready, but the delay was due to current-generation console versions.
Also there, the company̵7;s CEO Adam Kicinski dealt with reports that the studio was about to fall into a forced crisis, the company said it would find its employees “well-compensated.”
“Regarding crunch; in fact, it’s not that bad – and never was, ”Kicinski told investors.
“Of course it’s a media-sought-after story, and some have been heavily criticized, but a large part of the team hasn’t collapsed since they finished their work; mostly about Q&A and the engineers and programmers – but it’s not too heavy; Of course, it will expand a bit, but we have feedback from the team; they are pleased to have three more weeks, so we do not see any threat regarding the downfall. “
Kicinski’s comments were not well received, especially by many people at CD Projekt Red who felt they were misrepresenting the truth. The CEO, according to Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, returned to apologize to his staff a day later.
“From the bottom of my heart, I would like to apologize to everyone for what I said on Tuesday’s investor conference call,” Kicinski wrote in an internal email.
“I didn’t want to comment on rudeness, but I still do, and I did it in a humble and harmful way. Truth be told, it was only now, when the stress involved in the decision to delay and the call itself was increasing, did I fully realize the true extent of my words.
“I have nothing to say in my excuse. What I say is not even regrettable, it is completely bad. So please accept my most sincere and honest apologies. I have always been, and still am, proud of the heart and soul you put into what you do every day. “
Cyberpunk 2077 is set to release on December 10 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, and Stadia.