CD Projekt Cutbacks: Leading Videogame Developer Lays Off 9% of Employees
According to an official statement released Tuesday, CD Projekt, the Polish developer behind the highly acclaimed games The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077, is making cutbacks. The company has laid off approximately 9% of its entire staff.
CD Projekt has been dealing with financial losses, legal disputes, and technical errors in its most recent launch of Cyberpunk 2077. The game was subject to a series of delays and received mixed reviews upon its launch, eventually leading to the company offering refunds.
The company has now announced that the necessary reorganization steps were taken to ensure the company’s successful development strategy in the long run. However, the decision to cut jobs was very difficult and the company &amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;would like to extend its deepest thanks and respect to the people who left us&amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;
CEO Adam Kicinski assured in a company statement that the job cuts wouldn’t affect the company’s current projects, DEATHLOOP and WILDCAT, and that the layoffs were focused primarily on projects that have been completed. Kicinski also expressed that the corporate reorganization will help CD Projekt on its way to achieving further success.
CD Projekt has received widespread critical and commercial success for its games, and while the layoffs are unfortunate for those affected, the company is taking the necessary steps towards long-term sustainability. Despite the setback, it looks like the highly regarded game studio will continue to make waves in the industry.