Initially, the sport wanted distinctive evaluations if builders wished the additional pay (Pic: CD Projekt)
The troubled launch of Cyberpunk 2077 is not going to have an effect on the bonuses that the builders get, which can now not be tied to evaluations.
Regardless of being a huge financial success for CD Projekt, the discharge of Cyberpunk 2077 has been mired by all method of technical issues and bugs.
In an e mail despatched to CD Projekt’s employees from executives (and bought by Bloomberg), builders can be receiving full bonuses, whatever the recreation’s important efficiency.
‘We initially had a bonus system that was targeted on the sport’s scores and the discharge date, however after consideration, we imagine that measure is solely not honest underneath the circumstances,’ wrote studio head and artistic director Adam Badowski.
‘We underestimated the lengths and complexity concerned to make this a actuality, and nonetheless you probably did every thing you could possibly to ship an formidable, particular recreation.’
It was once normal observe within the video games trade to tie bonuses to a recreation’s Metacritic rating, solely handing them out ought to the sport attain a sure rating on the positioning – though this observe has change into much less frequent in recent times.
On the time of writing, the PC model of Cyberpunk 2077 sits at a rating of 90 on Metacritic, because it’s the one model that was offered to critics for overview earlier than launch.
Nevertheless, its consumer rating is round 6.8 and the console variations have it even worse, with the Xbox One model at 3.7 and the PlayStation 4 model at 2.8
That is as a result of console variations specifically being plagued with the aforementioned bugs and performance issues.
The console variations shortly turned a supply of mockery (pic: Michael Does Life)
Between all this and different controversies (similar to the game causing epilepsy), CD Projekt seems to be operating injury management on all fronts.
Earlier this morning, the studio posted an apology to audiences over Twitter relating to Cyberpunk 2077’s launch and is even providing refunds for the console versions.
It may well actually afford to, as its own website notes that growth and advertising and marketing prices have been fully lined earlier than Cyberpunk 2077 even got here out, due to pre-orders.
Whereas some have expressed shock that the sport launched in such a state regardless of the mandatory crunch, it’s in all probability fairer to say that these issues arose due to stated crunch.
CD Projekt has implied that the problems gained’t be totally fastened till February, with nonetheless no indication of when devoted Xbox Sequence X and PlayStation 5 variations can be launched.
Cyberpunk 2077 is accessible on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Stadia. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Sequence X/S variations are deliberate for 2021.
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