The developers of Cyberpunk 2077 are dealing with a lot at the moment. The reported “crunch” has seen some creators work 100-hour workweeks to get the game finished on time. In addition, some developers only heard about the game’s recent 21-day delay on the same day as the rest of the world. It seems the delay has touched some entitled gamers in the wrong way as they have started lashing out against CD Projekt Red employees with death threats and other rude messages.
Senior game designer Andrzej Zawadzki took to Twitter to share some of the interactions he had with these fans while pleading for some basic human decency. Andrzej shared a screenshot of some of the death threats. Gamers threatening to burn him alive if the studio did not release the game. Some of the gamers claim to know where he lives and state they will “finish him” if CD Projekt Red doesn’t release Cyberpunk 2077.
These threats don’t just stem from him, according to Andrzej, multiple studio employees received nasty DMs on Facebook and Twitter. The ones he shared below are the “mildest”.
This is one of the mildest messages some of us got. There were far, FAR worse. Every single one is being reported. We will not let it go through.
Do not treat it lightly. Do not ignore it. It is serious.
That said, I’m off TT for couple of days. Take care.#Cyberpunk2077 pic.twitter.com/Z80HHWADqU
— Andrzej Zawadzki (@ZawAndy) October 28, 2020
The Cyberpunk 2077 delay has caused major anger in the gaming community. Besides the death threats, gamers are threatening to boycott the game due to the studio’s false advertising and so-called blatant lying in regards to the release date. Many of them calling out the studio for its “unprofessional” handling of the delay.
Regardless, if the game is not done, it is not done. Sure, Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed three times already but rather have a working game than a broken experience. Even if it means you need to wait for what feels like forever. Cyberpunk 2077 is set to release on 4 December for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, PC, and PS5.
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