It’s only been a day since CD Projekt Red announced the Cyberpunk 2077 delay and fans have been divided over the issue since, though the company has been giving us updates. While most of us want them to take their time with the game and only release it when it’s done, there were still fans hoping to pick it up in April, even if it would be coming out a week after Final Fantasy VII Remake and two weeks after Resident Evil 3 Remake.
However, CD Projekt Red may have gained the ire of fans and critics alike when the company confirmed to the press (via GameSpot) that their developers would need to crunch in order to finish Cyberpunk 2077. This means that the developers will be working longer hours just to try and make sure that the game comes out in time, while also doing their best to make a quality video game.
Needless to say, it’s not a fun process. Here’s what CD Projekt Red CEO Adam Kicinski said about his developers having to crunch:
"To some degree, yes--to be honest. We try to limit crunch as much as possible, but it is the final stage. We try to be reasonable in this regard, but yes. Unfortunately."
At least they’re honest about it? We know that the developers need to work hard and that crunch is, sadly, a common work practice in the video game industry but this is still upsetting news. Here’s hoping that the work is worth it but we’re expecting some developers to resign after it.
Cyberpunk 2077 is coming out on September 10.