• As Cyberpunk 2077 nears it launch date, the studio has spoken about wanting to avoid crunch 1 / 8

  • Crunch in the video game industry involves immense pressure to work prior to launch, creating toxic work environments 2 / 8

  • Previously, CD Projekt Red had actually encouraged crunch under the absurd idea that subjecting workers to pressure was good for innovation 3 / 8

  • Today, it seeks to treat its workers more "humanely," though time will tell if this is true or not 4 / 8

  • Many other companies have faced similar calls for greater respect to work-life balance by eliminating crunch altogether 5 / 8

  • Riot Games, NetherRealm Studios, Rockstar Games, and Telltale games have all had complaints against them regarding crunch 6 / 8

  • Other comanies are trying to be proactive to avoid crunch entirely, such as Blizzard in the development of World of Warcraft 7 / 8

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