CD Projekt Red will pay developers bonuses regardless of certain Metacritic score for Cyberpunk 2077.
|Cyberpunk 2077 Devs Will Get Promised Bonuses Despite Metacritic Threshold|
Eight years after original announcement, highly-anticipated action role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red has finally launched this week on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.
Despite best efforts from studio staffs, CP2077 suffered a buggy launch and CDPR executives have decided to give developers bonus pay even if it fails to meet Metacritic score, according to a recent industry report from Jason Schreier.
Due to negative fan reception for a messy launch of Cyberpunk 2077, studio executives at CD Projekt Red have taken responsibility by changing pay structure and giving developers bonuses regardless of meeting Metacritic threshold.
It appears that, CDPR developers were promised bonus payouts only if CP2077 can score 90 or higher on Metacritic. Although it currently has exactly 90 on named review aggregator site but could go down given current circumstances.
CD Projekt Red originally outlined a bonus for development team based on overall performance on Metacritic. Cyberpunk 2077 creative director and studio head Adam Badowski believes that measure will not be fair in present situation.
CDPR has notified its staff through an email that they will be receiving promised bonus anyway even if requirements were not met. Badowski acknowledged everyone's contribution to deliver an ambitious and complex game like CP2077.
CD Projekt Red is taking into consideration that employees had to undergo crunch time in this year just to ship the game on time. They even managed to sell over 8 million copies in pre-order but players are struggling with in-game bugs.
Although riddled with several glitches and frame rate drops, Cyberpunk 2077 has been received pretty well by majority of critics. Most players however, are being overwhelmed by a number of issues and CDPR is already working on them.
Polish video game company CD Projekt Red is highly regarded among gaming-community for being consumer friendly. Now they are setting an example in treating in-house developers who crunched through a phase of development.
CD Projekt Red offering dev team to pay up despite critical score is a great step to compensate its overworked stuff members. Meanwhile, patches for Cyberpunk 2077 will be released and post-launch content support will follow as well.