Yesterday, developer CD Projekt Red once again delayed the hotly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 from its original November release date to December 10, 2020. It was the smallest of the multiple delays the game has seen so far, it’s caused an inflamed response from the internet nonetheless. According to Senior Game Designer Andrzej Zawadzki, already-overworked members of the team have begun receiving death threats.
Death threats and harassment of all stripes have been an endemic problem in the industry for years, triggered by all sorts of different parts of the development process. Zawadzki goes on to show some example of what he says are the milder messages developers have received. Having seen some of the more extreme examples of this sort of behavior elsewhere on the Internet, I can only guess at what some of the less mild examples look like.
It goes without saying that