Lessons from the Cyberpunk 2077 Release

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- 13:30
Wed, April 14 2021

At the end of last year I released a video on my Software Engineering YouTube channel called “Bad Software Engineering Killed the Cyberpunk 2077 Release”. 

It was ridiculously successful, so far over 450k views.

In this talk I reflect on the failures in Software Engineering exemplified in the CyberPunk 2077 release, but the comments section of my YouTube video were also fascinating. The most common negative comments were best paraphrased by “this guy blames the developers, but it was the evil management”. 

I think that this demonstrates a deep disconnect in our organisations and in what “engineering” for software means. In this talk we will also explore how we should think about engineering in software terms, and why it matters. 

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