'Cyberpunk 2077' Leak Reveals Game Allegedly Failed Due To Troll Bug Testers
Cyberpunk 2077 was always destined for greatness, too bad the greatness in question was the greatest refund event in video game history. Despite years of hyping it up as the greatest video-game production of all time, Cyberpunk 2077 underwhelmed gamers everywhere by providing less of an immersive cyberpunk RPG experience and more of a survival horror game about seeing how long we can stave off game-killing bugs. The devs, CD Projekt Red, have naturally received a substantial amount of criticism for the game's glaring issues, but it seems like they might not be the only ones to blame. Professional QA testing, or Quality Assurance testing, proves essential in the making of all larger-than-life video game projects, and it seems like CD Projekt Red may have been scammed out of what they'd asked for.
Disgruntled workers of Quantic Labs, the company that did Cyberpunk's QA, allegedly leaked a document stating that the company misled CD Projekt Red at every step of the way just so they could extend their contract. The document claims that the company not only lied about the size of the team of testers they put on the game but also about their experience. Quantic Labs had previously done stellar work for companies such as the makers of Assassin's Creed and the makers of the Saint's Row series, so CDPR expected a top team working on their greatest game, but that's not what they got. They allegedly talked about expert testers, but Quantic Labs only got junior testers with about one year of experience working on the project. Inexperience led the testers to swarm the developers with notes regarding minor visual glitches while mostly ignoring the game-breaking glitches we all know and love. When things got tougher near the release of the game, they expanded the team from 30 to 60 devs, but guess what, instead of bringing in master testers, they brought in straight-up newbies with barely months of training.
The documents also claim that Quantic Labs forbade employees from putting their work on Cyberpunk on their resumes, a pretty unnecessary move considering how boasting about working in Cyberpunk’s QA equates to boasting about having worked on the ending of Mass Effect 3.
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