Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most hyped game of this entire decade. But despite all the hype and previous success of CD Project Red, Cyberpunk was a huge disappointment.
The game was released far ahead of being polished and due to the profit-centric Board Members making the decision to release the game before completion, the people who suffered the worst was the player base. Despite all that, the Board Members were the ones raking in the most revenue from the sales.
Cyberpunk 2077 was first teased in 2013. Since then, the entire community was riled up and excited about the game. Companies from Gaming peripherals to gaming chairs and even shoe brands made use of the hype and made a multitude of Cyberpunk themed products. The game was initially announced to be released in early 2020. Since then the game went through almost a year of delays which caused massive upset from the fans. Finally, the game released on December 10, 2020, but was a huge disaster. There were hundreds of bugs and cut content from the released game which was to the disappointment of the gamers and especially from the people who pre-ordered the game.
The 5 Board Members at CDPR made roughly $28 million USD, almost the same amount as 865 employees.
The board members who made away with that huge portion of revenue shares were also the ones responsible for releasing the game early, which in turn was the main cause of the plethora of bugs and glitches that remained in the game. Even after that with the board members making big bonuses while the employees making minimal income, it’s safe to say this was very unfair to the developer team.