Yesterday, CD Projekt Red announced a delay to their major new game, Cyberpunk 2077. The game will now miss it’s April 2020 original release window, having been pushed back to September 17, 2020. CD Projekt Red had previously committed not to use crunch to make sure that the game would be ready in time for
Crunch and other intensely political issues have been at the forefront of the video game industry for a while now, and while the industry as a whole has tons of progress to be made, the awareness around these recurring problems has improved. And even as some companies dismiss crunch, unionization and other struggles, many more
In an interview with GamesIndustry, Take Two Interactive CEO, Strauss Zelnick was very frank about unionization in the games industry, saying, ‘hard to imagine’ it happening. The insulting part about this is the justification he gives, Zelnick elaborated by arguing that “There are 220,000 or so people employed in the US video game business,’ he said.
By now, many in the games industry and beyond are becoming increasingly more aware of issues within their various scenes involving crunch, low pay, discrimination and other forms of worker abuse. It’s no small matter when one of these problems get brought into the limelight, and this past week has seen a major player in
The newly launched Mortal Kombat 11 is burning up the charts, bringing a ton of new and old fans of fighting games back to the Realms. An eternal war for control of time and existence has begun, and Mortal Kombat 11 wants to tell that story. But a controversial new report from USGamer has another