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Ghostrunner ‘Project_Hel’ DLC Delayed To March

“Ensuring the health & safety of our team”.

The upcoming Project_Hel DLC for cyberpunk parkour game Ghostrunner was meant to come out on January 27th. Today, the team announced that it would need to be delayed to March 3rd, owing to the need to focus on the “health and safety” of the team, and making “worthwhile improvements”.

Although we can only speculate as to the reasons behind the delay, focusing on “health and safety” is often shorthand for avoiding crunch — the controversial topic of game studios pushing their employees to work overtime and weekends to get a game finished on time, often leading to burnout, poor mental health, and even workers being fired for not agreeing to crunch in the first place.

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