CD Projekt Red Execs Getting Huge Bonuses Despite Cyberpunk 2077 Launch Fiasco
CD Projekt Red executives are apparently getting substantial bonuses despite the controversial Cyberpunk 2077 meme-worthy launch. For those who haven’t been following news about the now-infamous launch, the sci-fi RPG launched last year riddled with bugs and was virtually unplayable on nearly every platform, especially on last-gen consoles.
The studio’s executives later released a statement apologizing for the broken game and offered refunds to anyone who wasn’t satisfied with the game’s performance. The launch fiasco also led the studio’s employees to question their leadership and their decision to release a clearly unplayable game and accusations of corporate exploitation due to the mandatory overtime enforced in the months leading up to the game’s launch.
According to Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, those same executives are now getting millions of dollars’ worth of bonuses with co-Founder and co-CEO Marcin Iwiński and Adam Kiciński each receiving $6.3 million while Board member and Director Adam Badowski will be getting $4.2 million. The bonuses are part of the company’s annual profit-sharing plan and are based on the net earnings for 2020, which surprisingly increased by 500%.
Other employees will also be receiving profit-sharing bonuses ranging from $5,000 for rank and file to $20,000 for more senior employees. Managers and directors will likely receive more.
Meanwhile, Cyberpunk 2077 is playable but still buggy at best and is still unavailable on the PlayStation Store since Sony took the game down in December 2020 for failing to meet their quality standards.