We have all been awed by the astounding quality of graphics that have been depicted in everything shared by CD Projekt Red regarding The Witcher 3; but could all of it be a product of ‘overblown’ PR tactics? At least one anonymous, and alleged, insider is claiming so.
The accusations started on NeoGAF and went so wild and viral that the developers had to step in with an official statement.
Michal Platkow-Gilewski their communications executive told GameSpot that people doubting quality of The Witcher 3 should themselves check out the gameplay, or talk to gamers who were present at public previews:
In principle, we don’t comment on rumors, especially when someone anonymous says that it’s ‘his/her word against CDP PR. So, PR aside, if you have any doubts about Wild Hunt’s quality, have a look at the 35-minute gameplay video we published some time ago, or check out gamers’ reactions to our public previews at Gamescom, San Diego Comic Con, and E3 (it’s all public and available on the studio’s YouTube channel), and decide for yourself.
Someone who goes by the name of Anaxymenes started lashing out on the Polish studio saying that people were wrongly ‘painting CDP as some magical dev studio’ which in his opinion, they are not.
He further alleged that the ‘bullshitting’ started on day one through PR which ‘is creating an overblown vision of a game that doesn’t exist.’ In fact, his claims also include some bad crunch time that the development team is currently facing since over a year!
So what exactly is he basing his allegations on? Apparently some insider knowledge and some form of contact he had with the game. According to him, people should not preorder the game and just wait for the reviews to come.
Last but not the least, on the legitimacy of the anonymous, self-proclaimed insider, a NeoGAF administrator has stated that he has been ‘vetted and cleared.’
Make what you want of it, but if the guy can’t come up with anything solid to go on apart from his word, I think I would rather believe an established company who have something to lose if their claims are false i.e. developers of The Witcher 3.