Forum Overview :: Cyberpunk 2077
 
Jason Schrier at it again with another "What Went Wrong" by Mysterio 01/21/2021, 5:46pm PST
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-16/cyberpunk-2077-what-caused-the-video-game-s-disastrous-rollout


Some things not in the article:

- One CDPR developer told their manager that they didn't want to work overtime, as their CEO had said would be OK. Fine, their manager said, but one of their other coworkers would just have to work extra hours to make up for them. Several other developers shared similar stories


- Veteran devs from other companies were shocked at CDPR's free-for-all production. One example: if someone needed a shader, they'd make it, with no pipeline in place to determine whether someone had already made one w/ the same function

- And if you're wondering why the police system in Cyberpunk 2077 is so janky: well, it was all done at the last minute. As is evident by the final product, it was unclear to some of the team why they were trying to make both an RPG and a GTA with a fraction of Rockstar's staff


- If you're wondering just how much Cyberpunk 2077 changed over the past decade: well, up until 2016, it was a third-person game. Features that were originally envisioned (wall-running, flying cars, car ambushes) were cut along the way (not atypical in game development)

- Last year, when CDPR explained that it shares 10% of profits with staff, gamers and pundits assumed the devs would get rich. Adrian Jakubiak said he made around $400/month when he started as a tester in 2015. In 2018, as a junior programmer, he said he was making ~$700/month

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Jason Schrier at it again with another "What Went Wrong" by Mysterio 01/21/2021, 5:46pm PST
    From the outlet that claimed China hacked microchips in Apple hardware by No Pulitzers for that one 01/21/2021, 11:47pm PST
        Schreier is terrible. by The Grim Sleeper 01/22/2021, 6:04am PST
            Wait 'till game journos finds out about Japanese work culture by Mysterio 01/22/2021, 2:28pm PST
                Falling over yourselves to defend a 6/10 game NT by to own the game journos 01/23/2021, 6:41am PST
                    Re: Falling over yourself to defend a 0/10 journo NT by Jack Bauer 01/23/2021, 9:38am PST
                        The one thing Schrier is good at is cataloguing gaming dumpster fires NT by Don't take it away from him 01/23/2021, 10:35am PST
                            He also confirmed that Tom Chick takes payoffs to NOT ding Metacritic scores NT by Thanks, Jason 01/23/2021, 12:12pm PST
                                Where is that? by Kirahu Nagasawa 01/23/2021, 7:24pm PST
                                    Here by Thanks, Jason 01/24/2021, 2:11am PST
                                        Re: Here by Cantbot 01/24/2021, 2:23am PST
                                            He needs scores to elevate gaming discourse with his brilliant contrarian takes? NT by Thanks, Jason 01/24/2021, 2:31am PST
                                        Re: Here by Ichabod 01/24/2021, 10:31am PST
                                            Re: Here by Thanks, Jason 01/24/2021, 11:50am PST
                                                What you say makes sense. NT by Ichabod 01/24/2021, 2:50pm PST
 
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