Earlier today, the developers behind The Witcher series and the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red, took to Twitter to address growing concerns online about the morale of its staff and the working environment the company has cultivated.
For those unaware, recent reviews on the anonymous employer rating website Glassdoor seemed to paint the company in a bad light. According to certain reviews from both previous and current employees, various complaints were lobbied at the management, work hours, and more.
In an unusual approach, the company took directly to Twitter to address the comments, sharing an open letter from co-founder Marcin Iwinsku and studio head Adam Badowski.
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) October 16, 2017
Judging from the tone of the letter, it seems like the response from CD Projekt Red boils down to “developing games might not be for everyone.” According to the letter, the process of creating games requires an effort to “reinvent the wheel,” and the company goes on to state that they will continue to drive to reinventing the wheel “every friggin’ time” in order to make a better game. Whether or not the open letter will actually end the recent string of bad reviews is anyone’s guess, but it’s clear the company cares about it enough to try and get out in front of it before more is piled on.