CD Projekt Red (CDPR) have released a statement via their Twitter account in order to quell fears, and assure fans after a series of reviews on the company review website “Glassdoor” came to their attention.
In the joint twitter statement, CD Projekt Red’s Studio Head; Adam Badowski, and Co-Founder; Marcin Iwiński, mention that they don’t normally respond to company reviews on websites like Glassdoor, however, due to little news coming out of CDPR regarding their in-development title, Cyberpunk 2077, they felt it best to “elaborate on a few things”.
The state reads as follows:
Looking at the CDPR company reviews on Glassdoor.co.uk itself shows that there have been a total of 49 employee and ex-employee reviews (as of writing this), with the oldest being submitted in December of 2012: over a year after the release of the PC version of The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings, and 8 months after the release of the title’s console edition. The company currently holds a 3.1 out of 5 star rating, with 57% of reviewers saying they would Recommend working there to a friend, and currently 58% Approving of the CEO/ Studio Head Adam Badowski.
However, when CDPR’s reviews on this website first began to be talked about back in September by people like YouTuber YongYea, the ratings were still 3.1 out of 5, however, only 46% of reviewers saying they would Recommend working there to a friend, and only 15% Approved of the CEO.
Since YongYea’s video touching the subject on the 18th of September, there have been 18 mostly positive reviews, with the first of these new comments coming from an anonymous ex-employee who wrote “All I have to say here is that a lot if not all of these reviews below are fake”, and that “This website is a con.”
Due to the anonymous nature of the reviews, whether they have been written by legitimate current and former employees is unknown. What we can see is that many of the company reviews comment on a lack of managerial leadership; little communication with large numbers of staff; tough crunch times; no official training in the tools used at the company; low salaries, and fake milestones, which all result in CDPR looking like they have an issue with staff morale.
This low morale image appears to be what this statement is attempting to curtail, or at least explain, while also attempting to reassure fans that the company, with it's constantly evolving, several-hundred-member-staff is continuing to work on Cyberpunk 2077, and that there is no need to worry.
Cyberpunk 2077 was first announced in 2012. There is no current release date.