CD Projekt admitted that the people working on Cyberpunk 2077 will do crunch hours in the game’s final stage of development.
Crunch hours are absolute hell. Working day and night to deliver your product on time and in the best condition possible. This is a big problem in the video game industry. Developers often find problems that aren’t as easy to fix as you might think. But the publisher steps on their throat and reminds them of the game’s release date. That’s when crunching happens. Unfortunately, Cyberpunk 2077 requires crunch hours in its final stage, as was said in the conference call. Since they want to deliver the game in the perfect state a question asked if the development team was going to put in crunch hours, to which the response was:
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.
Horrible news. Anyone that doesn’t think so doesn’t understand what crunch hours do to a person. It’s constant work, not a lot of rest. And developers can get burned out by this. I wish they’ve decided to delay the game even more than put in crunch hours. Maybe they could have released both Cyberpunk 2077 and their other secret project, that being Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer, at the same time.
Still, if you want to support the developers and their hard work, you can pre-order Cyberpunk 2077 on HRK Game right now!