“As game developers, we are all aware of the effects of crunch and project-based deadlines. We owe it to ourselves and to you to prioritize our health as a team (yes, many teams) so that we can give you new experiences well into the future. “
The company says it moves certain corrections and releases timelines, so that it does not stop dumping everything on players at once. It also says that some of its teams will dizzy their free time to ensure that someone remains responsible.
The video game industry is known for subscribing to a “crunch culture”
; that expects developers to put in an ungodly number of hours, especially before a title is released. In addition to working with value
and its other games, Riot employees also had to deal with other issues within the company in recent years. 2018 Kotaku
the investigation described a work environment where women were routinely harassed and discriminated against. In 2019, a handful of employees sued the developer against gender discrimination and its sexist culture, and the trials eventually gained status as group acts. Riot agreed to settle in December 2019 and said it is committed to becoming “an inclusive environment for the industry’s best talent.”