CD Projekt is RED going to have a number of main tasks on its plate within the coming years, but it surely appears its present headcount of workers is greater than what it’s going to want. In a lately revealed organizational replace, the corporate has introduced that it will likely be shedding round 100 folks between now and Q1 2024, which can account for roughly 9% of its complete workforce.
The developer says that it has “fastidiously assessed all groups within the firm” and decided that it’s overstaffed, and that it gained’t have “different alternatives” for surplus workers to work on going ahead, therefore the layoffs.
“To fulfill our personal excessive expectations and ambitions to create one of the best role-playing video games, we not solely wish to have the finest folks but in addition the proper groups,” wrote CD Projekt CEO Adam Kiciński. “What we imply by that’s having groups which are constructed round our tasks’ wants; groups which are extra agile and simpler. At this time limit, we’re sure that for CD PROJEKT RED to develop, we have to be constant in implementing that method.
“We’ve fastidiously assessed all groups within the firm by way of their anticipated contribution to the supply of our technique. There’s no simple strategy to say this, however at this time we’re overstaffed. We’ve gifted folks on board who’re ending their duties and — based mostly on present and anticipated venture wants — we already know we don’t produce other alternatives for them within the subsequent yr. The end result is the studio parting methods with round 100 folks, which is roughly 9% of the whole staff. This is not going to be rapid as some workers will likely be let go as late as Q1 2024 however, within the spirit of transparency, we’ve chosen to share the knowledge now. We would like staff members to have ample time to course of and regulate to the change, and we’ve additionally made certain to supply everybody a complete severance package deal.”
At present, the vast majority of CD Projekt RED’s employees is engaged on Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, which has the largest ever funds for a CDPR growth thus far. After the growth launches, work will even start on Undertaking Orion, a full-fledged sequel that will likely be developed by a newly-established studio in Boston. Orion will likely be directed by Phantom Liberty’s director, Gabe Amatangelo, and is predicted to have a improvement staff of 250-500 builders.
CD Projekt RED is presently additionally engaged on Undertaking Polaris, the subsequent mainline instalment within the Witcher sequence, which can kick off a brand new trilogy of video games. In the meantime, CDPR-owned The Molasses Flood is creating Witcher spinoff Undertaking Sirius, although the studio suffered layoffs earlier this yr as nicely, after the venture was rebooted.
As well as, CD Projekt RED additionally has a very new IP within the works in Undertaking Hadar, which is ready to be one other RPG.