SAN FRANCISCO — In an effort to keep pace with the expectations their millions of devoted readers, the gaming news website IGN announced yesterday that they would be enforcing mandatory 60-hour workweeks for their content team in order to release their hotly-anticipated walkthrough guide for Cyberpunk 2077 on time.
“Obviously, none of us here at IGN are happy about this, and we don’t believe that crunch should be necessary to deliver a high-quality gaming walkthrough to our readers,” said IGN Editor-in-Chief Tina Amani. “However, we’ve exhausted all of our other options. This game is simply so immense, with so many sprawling dialogue trees, quest lines, and different ways to customize your character. It’s going to take 110% from all of our employees to make sure we deliver a guide that’s as high quality as Cyberpunk 2077 itself.”
Fans were excited for the walkthrough’s imminent release, but many were torn and concerned about the work conditions necessary to complete it.
“Of course I’m excited to get my hands on [the IGN Cyberpunk 2077 walkthrough], it looks absolutely massive,” said Ricardo Munoz, a longtime IGN reader and CD Projekt Red fan. “I can’t wait to get lost scrolling through the headers, sub-headers, and embedded links that the guide has to offer. At the same time, though, I wouldn’t mind if they just released a guide for the first few chapters and then pushed updates every couple of weeks. It’s not like I’m going to read the whole thing in one night, you know?”
At press time, IGN released a follow-up statement assuring readers that the content team would be compensated for their extra effort with 10% of the ad traffic revenue generated by the walkthrough.
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