CD Projekt Crimson (CDPR), the online game studio behind franchises like The Witcher and Cyberpunk, is shedding “roughly” 9 p.c of its employees, in accordance with a Wednesday weblog publish. That quantity interprets to round 100 folks.
“There’s no straightforward method to say this, however at present we’re overstaffed,” CEO Adam Kiciński wrote within the publish. “Now we have gifted folks on board who’re ending their duties and — primarily based on present and anticipated venture wants — we already know we don’t produce other alternatives for them within the subsequent yr.”
“To fulfill our personal excessive expectations and ambitions to create one of the best role-playing video games, we not solely wish to have the greatest folks but in addition the proper groups,” Kiciński wrote. “What we imply by that’s having groups which are constructed round our initiatives’ wants; groups which are extra agile and simpler.” Not the entire layoffs are occurring directly; Kiciński stated some might be laid off “as late as Q1 2024.”
CDPR got here beneath heavy scrutiny for instituting six-day workweeks near the discharge of Cyberpunk 2077, which nonetheless didn’t stop the sport from launching in a particularly buggy state. The studio has since made inner adjustments as a part of “an ongoing technique of a number of deep transformations inside the studio which we take into account key to creating high quality video games, on time and with out crunch,” Kiciński stated.