Just yesterday one of our colleagues wrote about sensational reports on the alleged fraud committed by an external company testing Cyberpunk 2077 before its release. According to the report, reached by Upper Echelon LLC, Quantic Lab employees allegedly lied to CD Projekt RED about the seniority of their subordinates and sent meaningless status reports. The above mentioned "misdeeds" were to indirectly lead to the release of Cyberpunk with a tremendous number of bugs.
Official announcement from Quantic Lab
Forbes journalist who investigated the matter contacted Quantic Lab's management in order to obtain the company's response to the accusations.
“Concerning the article published in Forbes on June 26th, Quantic Lab’s would like to clarify the following:
The video published on social media as mentioned in your article starts with incorrect statements about Quantic Lab’s history. There seems to be a lack of understanding in the process of how a game is tested before its release to the market.
Quantic Lab was founded in 2006 with a team of twelve, fully focused on Quality Assurance, and has since then grown into a leading QA company with more than 60 active clients, and more than 400 employees in 3 office locations in Romania. Quantic Lab supports over 200 projects per year from several global leading publishers and continues to maintain a quality comes first approach to all the work we undertake.
All our customer agreements are confidential but in general, global publishers are working with several QA outsourcing companies, not depending solely on one, in addition to internal QA resources at developer level in most cases. Each project we undertake is unique with regard project requirements. Project direction is agreed and adjusted accordingly as per real time requirements with our clients.
Quantic Lab always strives to work with transparency and integrity with our industry partners," reads the statement from the company's CEO Stefan Seicarescu.
Admittedly, the letter is rather vague, but we must admit that the corporation's message sounds very reasonable. A company as large as CD Projekt RED could not cooperate with only one external team of testers, so necessarily even a problem with Quantic Lab couldn't have caused such a scale of disaster Cyberpunk 2077.
CDPR knew about the problems
If we add to that the recent information from Twitter user @LegacyKillaHD (according to which anonymous CD Projekt RED employees admitted that the studio's management was well aware of the problems with Cyberpunk 2077), then alleged reports of fraud by an outside partner may prove to be simply irrelevant from the game condition point of view.
In any case, we can't pass judgment on this matter yet. You need to be patient and wait for the official statement from CD Projek Red, which will shed additional light on this situation.
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