Bloomberg has revealed that CD Projekt RED’s board members are set to obtain $4-6 million in bonuses regardless of Cyberpunk 2077‘s launch disaster. Meanwhile, employees claim that their bonuses ranged from a comparatively meager $5,000 to $20,000.
Speaking anonymously to journalist Jason Schreier, the employees expressed their frustration over the bonuses especially because they had asked to delay Cyberpunk 2077, which the management refused to do. Had the game been delayed and launched in a better state, the employees would have made out well. Instead, they have been handed peanuts while CDPR’s board members took residence a major sum of money.
A CDPR spokesperson claimed quite the opposite that the typical worker bonus was $34,000. Interestingly, Schreier was formally advised that the studio allotted $29.eight million in bonuses for 865 staff. Meanwhile, a whopping $28 million was reserved for simply 5 board members.
One worker advised Schreier that following Bloomberg’s a number of stories in addition to inner complaints, CDPR lastly agreed to reevaluate developer salaries. As a outcome, a few of the lowest-paid workers together with QA staff members have acquired a wage enhance.
When requested throughout an earnings name if it was acceptable for CDPR’s administration to obtain such hefty bonuses, co-CEO Adam Kiciński (who’s receiving a bonus of $6.three million) stated, “We earned this money and the company earned this money, of course, but more net profits, more bonuses. So well, we have results, we get bonuses, and that’s the contract we have.”
Cyberpunk 2077 managed to promote nearly 14 million copies regardless of its launch woes. The sport stays suspended from the PlayStation Store.