Cyberpunk 2077 developers are getting death threats because of delay

Death threats have once again become the default response to any kind of bad news in the games industry, and CD Projekt are not happy.

The most depressing thing about this story is how predictable it is. Yesterday evening CD Projekt announced the delay of Cyberpunk 2077 and this morning they’re asking people to please not threaten the developers with death threats.

The game was delayed a mere 21 days, from November 19 to December 10, but some fans immediately threw their toys out of the pram in protest.

‘I understand you’re feeling angry, disappointed and want to voice your opinion about it. However, sending death threats to the developers is absolutely unacceptable and just wrong. We are people, just like you’, said senior game designer Andrzej Zawadzki

‘They’re being overly dramatic with this. A select few psychopaths are saying things over the internet, it happens. Boo hoo move on, the game’s gonna sell millions of copies and they’ll be the ones laughing’, said another.

The fan complaining about changing around his life is, presumably, referring to having taken time off work to play the game as soon as it’s out, something that many are likely to have done given it was also supposed to be out the same day as the PlayStation 5 in Europe.

CD Projekt certainly do deserve more considered criticism for the last minute delay, especially after they announced that the game had ‘gone gold’, which means it is complete enough for physical copies to start being pressed and the point at which delays are assumed to no longer be a danger.

Sadly, death threats are commonplace amongst certain sections of the gaming community, with recent examples including everything from a cheater in Apex Legends to The Last Of Us Part 2 actor Laura Bailey and the developers of Pokémon.

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