CD Projekt will offer bonuses to ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ developers no matter the game’s critical performance.
It’s no stretch of the imagination, CD Projekt’s ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ was a mess at launch – not only were marketplaces under-estimating the game’s hype, leading to servers crashing multiple times, but the developer itself failed to patch out some pretty damaging and immersion-breaking bugs – not to mention the whole seizure dilemma.
One big way to make sure the game was the best it could be was the studio giving its developers bonuses based on the game’s rating, which it has done in the past. Sadly, the game’s critical performance wasn’t as good as expected, and to keep morale up, an email was sent out (and acquired by Bloomberg) calling the initial bonus system “simply not fair.”
“We initially had a bonus system that was focused on the game’s ratings and the release date, but after consideration, we believe that measure is simply not fair under the circumstances. We underestimated the lengths and complexity involved to make this a reality, and still you did everything you could to deliver an ambitious, special game.”
This comes after the studio has recouped its costs of development and marketing through digital sales of ‘Cyberpunk 2077.’