To say that things have been rough for the Polish-based developer of Cyberpunk 2077 CD Projekt Red would be putting it mildly to say the least. When the highly anticipated, and highly delayed, open world game dropped in December last year many were extremely disappointed with the end result. It appears now though that a government investigation on Cyberpunk 2077 may have been started by the developer’s home country of Poland.
Everything from glitches to crashes plus a myriad of other performance issues currently plague the game. Not to mention the fact that the game is essentially unplayable on last gen consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Now it appears that even the Polish government is getting involved due to the controversy.
According to the Polish site benchmark.pl, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection is looking into CD Projekt Red for possibly “breaking industry standards.” A spokesperson for the office, Małgorzata Cieloch, says that if CD Projekt Red is at fault and can’t remedy the issue, employees could be docked up to 10% of their incomes. Thankfully though, it appears that the investigation is focused mainly on the higher-ups at the company.
Ironic the government is involved now, isn’t it?
Recent reports have stated how terrible the working conditions at CD Projekt Red were leading up to release, including a seemingly never ending deluge of crunch. So thankfully the poor developers who have been put through hell and back won’t be punished. The report from benchmark also states that the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection will be continuously checking on the progress of fixing the game during this Cyberpunk 2077 government investigation.
So the Polish government will now be breathing down the neck of the team trying to fix the game that they probably spent months telling their bosses wasn’t ready yet. I truly feel sorry for the development staff that has been forced to put up with all of this since the game’s launch. Was it really worth not delaying the game a few more months? According to the Polish government at least, it doesn’t appear so.