Game director on new Witcher game takes stance against crunch

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The game director on CD Projekt Red’s new Witcher game has ensured that crunch will never happen “on this watch.”

As reported by GameSpot, Jason Slama tweeted about being promoted to game director for the Witcher project that was unveiled on Monday.

In his tweet, Slama mentioned job openings at the studio, to which someone replied that he had forgotten to mention “the sign on bonus on horrible crunch.” Slama answered: “Never on my watch!”

The promise feels significant considering CD Projekt Red’s long history of crunch.

Back in 2017, the company addressed negative reviews on recruitment

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