A recent video launched by CD Projekt RED that includes co-founder Marcin Iwinski got here beneath intense scrutiny after a few of Iwinski’s feedback appeared to shift the blame for Cyberpunk 2077‘s issues to the studio’s Quality Assurance crew.
Iwinski stated that CDPR’s QA crew didn’t spot any of the extensively reported points previous to the sport’s launch, drawing ire as a result of QA Testers are notoriously overworked and underpaid within the video games trade. However, CDPR’s QA Lead Lukasz Babiel disputed the interpretation of Iwinski’s feedback, and famous that salaries and employment practices in Poland are incomparable to these within the West, particularly United States.
“Base QA salary at CDPR starts at roughly 75 percent of national average in Poland for inexperienced QA Analysts and can go higher than 200 percent of national average for most experienced QA Analysts,” Babiel tweeted. “As a lead, I make sure that salaries go up regularly. On top of that, QA has: access to free private medical care, minimum 20 paid days of holidays, gets 150 percent/200 percent paid overtime (much like the rest of the studio, in accordance with Polish law), participates in a 401(k) equivalent and in annual bonus payout (10 percent of CDP’s yearly profit for all employees).”
Babiel did admit that Iwinski’s feedback may be misinterpreted and will have been worded higher, however stated that CDPR’s administration has by no means positioned any blame for Cyberpunk 2077‘s points on QA. He concluded his put up by promising that the studio will proceed to work on patching the sport “so the players will have the best experience possible.”