The launch of Cyberpunk 2077 was undeniably a catastrophe. It was launched with so many game-breaking bugs, particularly on console, that Sony even pulled the game from the PlayStation Store. CD Projekt Red issued a number of hotfixes and apologies, however the harm was carried out. Quality Assurance (QA) was partly blamed on the time for the state of the game and it was famous that main points didn’t come up in testing. No one really believed the developer’s assertion because the game was bursting with bugs. Nevertheless, there could now be some kernel of reality to the developer’s previous statements and apologies. YouTuber Upper Echelon Gamers claims to have acquired a report that locations the blame of Cyberpunk 2077’s state squarely on the shoulders of Quantic Labs.

Upper Echelon Gamers has purportedly acquired a 72-page report from a whistleblower. The report supposedly contains “testing file[s], Quantic Labs human resources paperwork, workflow charts. Upper Echelon Gamers stated, “I believe the source to be real. They have provided extensive evidence to support that fact and have made serious claims about the quality of QA activities at Quantic Lab.”

Quantic Labs is a Romanian high quality assurance firm that was based in 2006. The report argues that Quantic Labs lied concerning the measurement of the staff engaged on Cyberpunk 2077 so as to retain its contract with CDPR. Furthermore, these engaged on the game have been “junior” employees however Quantic Lab made it seem as in the event that they have been comprised of senior employees. The head of the undertaking themself solely had roughly one 12 months of expertise. Quantic Labs did ultimately rent extra employees, however these staff acquired just some weeks of coaching. Employees who had already been engaged on QA have been distracted from their work as they aided the brand new staff.

The greatest concern with QA was the reporting course of. Quantic Lab staff wanted to report a sure quota of bugs every day. This led to them reporting an awesome variety of insignificant bugs that finally took consideration away from the a lot larger points. Upper Echelon Gamers said, “[Eventually] Quantic Lab was instructed specifically to stop sending through low priority bug finds and to focus on bigger issues. But the damage was already done and CD Projekt Red was already very unhappy.”

Neither CDPR nor Quantic Labs have made an announcement. Content Creator LegacyKillaHD insists that their CDPR sources refute the report. They famous, “Quantic’s QA role was minimal with much of the issues being on CDPR’s own mismanagement.” CDPR reportedly knew concerning the bugs however didn’t have time to deal with them.

We are personally unable to substantiate the veracity of the report Upper Echelon Gamers purportedly acquired. Nevertheless, it’s intriguing and partly tracks with some earlier statements made by CDPR. Regardless, it is very important do not forget that even when Quantic Labs is partly responsible for the standard of Cyberpunk 2077, CDPR had a accountability to follow-up with the corporate and preserve them accountable.

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