CD PROJEKT RED Announces Lay Offs: “We Are Overstaffed”

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CD PROJEKT RED, the studio behind Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher games, has announced that it is planning to lay off 100 people—a number that would equate to roughly 9% of its entire team. The news was shared today by Adam Kiciński, CD PROJEKT’s CEO, who explained that the company has to let some of its workers go because it is currently overstaffed. Kiciński has told affected team members to stay in touch even though they won’t be part of CD PROJEKT RED anymore.

We’ve carefully assessed all teams in the company in terms of their expected contribution to the delivery of our strategy. There’s no easy way to say this, but today we are overstaffed. We have talented people on board who are finishing their tasks and — based on current and expected project needs — we already know we don’t have other opportunities for them in the next year. The outcome is the studio parting ways with around 100 people, which is roughly 9% of the entire team. This will not be immediate as some employees will be let go as late as Q1 2024 but, in the spirit of transparency, we’ve chosen to share the information now. We want team members to have ample time to process and adjust to the change, and we’ve also made sure to offer everyone a comprehensive severance package.

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Tsing Mui
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