The Witcher 3 dev responds to ‘year of crunch’ claim

Erik Johnson
The Witcher 3 dev responds to ‘year of crunch’ claim

CD Projekt Red has responded to allegations that the studio has imposed a year-long crunch on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt development, and that its PR staff has created "an overblown vision of a game that doesn't exist."

An anonymous Neogaf user "vetted and cleared" by GameSpot claims CD Projekt Red has been falsely made out by fans "as some magical dev studio with only the best interests of the games in mind."

"Trust me they are not," the poster stated. "The bullsh*tting with The Witcher III started from day one. PR is creating an overblown vision of a game that doesn't exist while the team is in crazy crunch time for over a year now."

The studio's communications exec Michal Platkow-Gilewski issued a statement to GameSpot disputing the claims:

"In principle, we don't comment on rumours, especially when someone anonymous says that it's 'his/her word against CDP PR'."

"PR aside, if you have any doubts about Wild Hunt's quality, have a look at the 35-minute gameplay video we published some time ago, or check out gamers' reactions to our public previews at Gamescom, San Diego Comic Con and E3 – it's all public and available on the studio's YouTube channel – and decide for yourself."

MCV sister site Develop has more on the story.

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