The QA company blamed for Cyberpunk 2077’s miserable state has asserted its right of reply. She refutes several points of the previous report and states that there is a misunderstanding of the testing procedure.
The week started with new drama for Cyberpunk 2077. A video posted on the Youtube channel Upper Level Player blamed an insurance company for being one of the reasons for the sinking. The latter defends himself today by means of a press release addressed to our colleagues VGC.
Quantic Lab incapacitated?
Stefan Seicarescu, CEO of Quantic Lab, first explains that his company “always strives to work transparently and with integrity with our industrial partners”. To then add that not only does the video have multiple errors, but there is also a misunderstanding of the quality assurance (QA) process.
The video posted on social media, as explained in your article, begins with misrepresentations about Quantic Lab’s history. There seems to be a misunderstanding about the process of testing a game before release.
What exactly is wrong? Even the number of employees. At that moment, more than 400 employees would be spread across Quantic Lab’s three offices in Romania. However, it doesn’t mention the number of staff that had to flush out bugs and other issues with Cyberpunk 2077.
Quantic Lab has over 60 active customers. The company supports more than 200 projects from several world-renowned publishers each year and continues to take a quality-centric approach to all of our work.
Several responsible for the downfall of Cyberpunk 2077?
Without accusing anyone, the CEO of Quantic Lab nevertheless states that his company was not the only one on the Cyberpunk 2077 project.
All agreements with our customers are confidential, but generally large publishers work with several quality assurance companies, independent of any particular one, in addition to their own internal resources (in most cases).
The two pass the buck and it’s fair game. But in the end there is certainly some truth to this last statement by Stefan Seicarescu. Likewise, and as I said, Quantic Lab can only beone of Reasons for the disaster and not solely responsible. The Jason Schreier investigation had highlighted serious management issues in particular, decisions that completely messed up the design or planning with a game that, according to the journalist’s sources, would not have entered development until 2016. Issues directly attributable to CD Projekt Red.
While we wait for The Witcher 4, Cyberpunk 2077 will still receive its big expansion, including a new scenario. Will this content be compliant when published? Tension!