Callisto Protocol director Glen Schofield has apologized for his previous comments alluding to a possible culture of horror at his Striking Distance studio.
As discovered by people like Ian Walker, Schofield tweeted a statement that he and his team are working 6-7 days a week, 12-15 hours a day to complete The Callisto Protocol. While he writes that no one “forced us” to do this, a lot of problems in crisis studios stem from above and can create silent expectations for others to do. work as much as them.
“I just talked about the game during an event,” Schofield wrote in the now-deleted tweet. “We work 6-7 days a week, no one is forcing us. Exhausted, tired, Covid but we are working. Bugs, glitches, fixes. 1 last pass through audio. 12 -15 o’clock. It’s a game. Hard work. Lunch, dinner work. U Do it because you love it.”
Schofield later wrote an apology for his previous tweet, saying that he values ”passion and creativity, not hours” and that the way he wrote down his previous comment was wrong.
“Anyone who knows me knows how passionate I am with the people I work with,” Schofield wrote. “Earlier, I tweeted how proud I was of the effort the team put in. That was wrong. We value passion and creativity, not long hours. I apologize to the team for doing this.”
Bloomberg reports Jason Schreier, who have reported on crunch issues in the past, responded to Schofield’s original tweet with a bit of context.
“This, from a studio head, is the defined crunch culture,” writes Schreier. “Of course no one is ‘forced’ to work crazy long hours. But imagine reduced bonuses and lack of advancement opportunities if you didn’t?” You do it because you love it. “The passion for weaponization. This is why people set fire to the game.”
The collapse at studios in the game industry and beyond has come into the spotlight in recent years as reports surface of unhealthy working conditions for game builders. mind that we love. Some examples include Metroid Prime, Life, and Marvel Cinematic Universe.
As it stands, Striking Distance Studios will release The Callisto Protocol on December 2, 2022.
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