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There was an fascinating expose by iXBT video games, they’ve interviews with precise builders, not administration, about the entire state of affairs at Fntastic (not an advert, you may search it on YouTube, it is in russian language, however they’ve english subtitles).
What was mainly occurring, Gotovtsev brothers (the heads of the studio) have been hiring junior devs from small cities, making the devs work for 12-18 hours a day with 1 free day generally, no holidays, paying minimal wage, no severance pay in the event you’re burned out or getting fired, altering plans with each new sport they noticed (at first it was a singleplayer sport, then they determined to change to MMO; they’ve performed GTA V and determined so as to add automobiles; bear in mind how unique reveal was a lot darker? Properly, they’ve performed Spiderman 2 and thought brighter = higher, so devs needed to change numerous property to suit their new “imaginative and prescient” and so forth). Solely 5 QA engineers, no public testing, improve to UE5 2 weeks earlier than the discharge and the listing goes on. Oh, and bear in mind the discharge and the way horrible it was? Devs have been making an attempt to repair it, however Gotovtsev brothers determined it was not price it, firing everybody and shutting the studio with none prior discover.
That video left a extremely terrible style in my mouth.