Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Policies

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Last night, Red Dead Redemption developer Rockstar Games lifted its social media policies, telling employees they were no longer banned from speaking about their work experiences on Twitter and Facebook. The move has led to a number of current staff sharing mostly positive stories from their time at the massive

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Last night, Rockstar HR sent an email to staff giving them permission to speak on social media about their work exp…
this is a potentially good move by Rockstar but “Company Lets Employees Have Public Opinions” is pretty indicative…
I get that employees speaking out about work experiences doesn't scale well but man am I glad that Mojang's social…
"Permission to speak on social media" LOL
'Company lets employees have public opinions' is where we're at right now. A low low bar to clear.
جالب شد و البته وقتی جالب‌تر هم می‌شه که استوری شیریر منتشر بشه
Nothing quite like getting permission to say how much you love your job.
Osea, dicen como algo positivo "el crunch en RDR2 ha sido mucho mejor que GTA, no hemos trabajado 100h/w, sino vari…
Please give this article a read. ..I mean honestly give anything that Mr. Schreier writes a read.
Gamers ignoring facts to maintain their outrage? Shhhhhocking! Since Dan Houser’s clarification, it’s been pretty…
Even if this isn't an astroturfing campaign (it is), it's irresponsible to report that people don't FEEL abused wit…
this is heartening but the conversation shouldn't be around "nobody expected me to overwork", instead it should be…
بازی که بازی خفنی خواهد شد شکی نیست ولی گند یک‌سری چیزها داره درمیاد
Rien que le principe de laisser son personnel faire le travail de RP c'est déjà chaud du cul
Interessante onthullingen over game development en "crunch" (heel veel sociaal verplicht overwerken naar aanleiding…
This whole thing is fascinating.
i love rockstar's confidence.. the rest of you keep bitching about them overworking people and don't play red dead…
The big move here isn't lifting a social media ban to let named employees talk about how much they just loooooooov…
Intéressant de voir que Rockstar a donné la permission a ses employés de dire " ce qu'ils ont à dire ", et non pas…
Slow clap of appreciation for allowing people to speak freely.
Even if it turns out to be true that their staff didn't work their staff to the bone, I hope people don't give up o…
"It's fine! I'm used to not seeing my family. And I never worked 100 hour weeks, that's crazy! I only worked 70 hou…
People been trying to tank Red Dead Redemption 2, no ma'am! We still buying
This is a great move by Rockstar which is generally one of the most locked-down and secretive developers in the ind…
Knew this whole thing was being blown out of proportion. Even if the devs are crunching, I’m sure they would not wa…
I mean after knowing that game companies will *easily* fire you for posting on social media (like, even recently) h…
“Yeah, you can say what you want on social media...but don’t forget we can see everything...”
Wh- Why do they need *permission*
A healthy work/life balance is the holy grail of the games industry. While I don't love OT or crunch, I wonder if w…
Smart move, getting ahead of it like that. Not hearing great stories though. Dev doesn't have to be this rough. Som…
A good follow-up to my piece from yesterday. Happy to hear that things at Rockstar seem to be improving.
La campaña de limpieza a Rockstar antes de su lanzamiento estrella da bastante penita. Ahí lo que dicen los trabaja…
The Game Industry - Where 60 hour weeks are fine, because it could have been a 100 hour week.
Guess I can give you another chance Jason lol
C'est beau tous ces journalistes qui veulent se faire harceler sur le web en parlant de conditions de travail dans…
So here you go. I thought 100 hrs seemed ridiculous. Sounds like it's not as bad as everyone said it was. More to c…
Y Rockstar la caga más. "-Yo no he trabajado 100h, como mucho 60h a la semana" Eso son jornadas de 12h al día o 10h…
Absolutely fantastic wording in this- "allowed to speak up if they felt frustrated by the narrative that had circul…
lol at the idea of company with a known history of exploitative labor practices in an industry that has proven it w…
"We’ve heard a wide range of experiences and will publish the story when it’s ready." 🤔
This is clearly damage control, but it's heartening to hear.
Glad nobody over reacted to the headlines originally
Classic @Kotaku and @waypoint jumping on the outrage train. I work similar hours in the tech industry but it's neve…
The last recent times where an employee spoke out against their company's policies, they were canned. Take these fe…
Comprando sem culpa.
CTFU the damage control
Glad to see their practices got better since Red Dead Redemption.
If it was such a bad place to work, with zero benefit to having rockstar on your resume when you leave, I find it h…
This thread has a number of R* employees responding for those actually interested in what they have to say.
Rzadko która firma zdecydowałaby się na taki krok. Ale nie sądzę, aby Rockstar zrobił to bezinteresownie.
I hear greeters at Walmart never have to work 100 hour, or 60 hour weeks. I wish games journalists knew things, so…
Tout va bien ma bonne dame.
ptdr y en a qui vont se manger "on te sent plus assez motivé/en phase avec l'entreprise" le mois prochain, faites p…
if you get an email from HR encouraging you to talk about your work experiences on social media, and dodn't immedia…
SOME people from Rockstar say everything is fine and are HAPPY to work well over 50 hours a week without sufficient…
This is one of the problems with our outrage culture- sometimes it’s misplaced and unwarranted. Working hard on som…
I love that employees had to be given permission to talk about their jobs. What a fucked up culture to begin with.
“permission to speak” lol
no creerás lo que ocurrió después.
These stories seem pretty reasonable.
Well done #RockstarGames
#4Puutiset
Glad to hear rockstar isn’t just ignoring this.
Look at the replies: people are gonna believe what they want.
Also keep in mind that with this permission from Rockstar HR the employees cannot be fired for saying negative thin…
I'm not entirely sure how to take this
"Rockstar Games lifted its social media policies, telling employees they were no longer banned from speaking about…
WE DEFINITELY LOVE WORKING HERE AND NOT JUST BECAUSE OTHERWISE WE LOSE HEALTHCARE
Glasnost? Capitalism with a friendly face?
Little disappointed with Kotaku here. Only a few quotes from employees here, no word if it includes contractors, an…
Guess Rockstar is going into full damage control now
THIS IS SO MESSY ksndkdkd the only employees i see tweeting are from rockstar north.... where there are decent labo…
Só aumenta hehehhe
Interesting read:
Red Dead Redemption 2 developers speak out after Rockstar lifts social media ban
Some interesting info and responses here.
Again, at this point, it sounds like personal drive. The intention is pure, but if you can’t keep yourself in balan…
now stop bitching and let people enjoy shit. I'd happily work 100 hours/week developing #RDR2 at @RockstarGames…
[cranks up the positive spin machine as fast as my mitts can crank]
This is soooo hard for me to take seriously. Of course that if HR tells everyone "hey, you're allowed to tell the w…
Very interesting to hear stories directly from the employees. As always, great work by @jasonschreier
After reading this, seems Houser's follow up comment holds more water. But still, while it's no where near 100 hour…
Het verhaal omtrent de slechte werkomstandigheden bij Rockstar wordt met de dag interessanter 😅
So...context: I've been working on RDR2 for five years. They've...actually done a pretty…
45 à 65h sur 5 ans c'est pas vraiment ce que j'appelle sain, mais je ne suis qu'un gauchiasse français qui kiffe le…
Red Dead Redemption 2 developers speak out after Rockstar lifts social media ban
Important to note the studio that is has people speaking up, and that this is heading off an article that's coming…
Rockstar intenta hacer control de daños y le sale regular.
Rockstar, perhaps one of the most secretive high-profile game dev studios, lifting its social media policies for em…
*looks at this man with the neutral face of discontent*
Some good context called out here: "Just to conceptualize that, 60 hours would be five 12-hour days or six 10-hour…
weird that current employees of a massive company that is about to ship a game and lay off anyone they consider to…
Gaming news... RDR... That’s how it should be... bans suck...
Como veo que de la misa hay la mitad, os posteo un árticulo. Sobre las 100 horas y la explotación de Rockstargames.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban
Hello! I work at Rockstar Leeds; I've been here for about 12 years. We (usually) have a policy of not talking abo…
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Policies vía @kotaku
So the rockstar employees were encouraged to share their stories IF they were frustrated by the 'narrative' that's…
@markventurelli This is what I mean. Nowadays everyone is eager to start criticizing everything as soon as they hea…
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban via @kotaku
"Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban" #gaming #feedly
<i>Red Dead Redemption 2</i> Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban via @kotaku
This bit is a wonderful piece of writing:
@StingerNLG @Italianclownz I got you Lord @StingerNLG ! Apparently kotaku has talked to some current & former rocks…
@StellarKoala The story continues... it seems that we have nothing to worry about as many Rockstar employees are ch…
Interesting...... via @kotaku
@kotaku really, really wants RDR2 to be a sign that @RockstarGames is mean to their employees. Rockstar lets the e…
@motenai Esto también de hoy: Y no estoy edulcorando nada, estoy diciendo que las cosas no son blancas o negras.
Kotaku: Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban. via @GoogleNews
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban - Kotaku
"employees would now be allowed to speak up about their experiences, with “no need to sugarcoat anything.”" Almost…
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban - Kotaku
Sounds like things were better than initially reported
Kotaku: Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban. via @GoogleNews
More about crunch from author of Blood, sweat and pixels.
Al final como siempre se calientan las bocas antes de comprobar nada. Ahora la excusa es que los empleados estan tu…
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban - Kotaku via @GoogleNews
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban via @kotaku
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban via @kotaku
Let's continue to smear Rockstar and boycott their games. Maybe we should ban hard work.
<i>Red Dead Redemption 2</i> Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban via @kotaku
“During the GTA IV era, it was like working with a gun to your head 7 days a week” Rockstar Games has lifted a soc…
I enjoy most of Jason Schrier's work, but this reads like a mix between propaganda, PR spin, and devs with Stockhol…
<i>Red Dead Redemption 2</i> Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban via @kotaku
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban via @kotaku
It's good to hear that it's not a complete Trainwreck over there! 😆
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban ༄ Last n…
Hopefully this is the case across the board for RDR2 and R*
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban
Looks like Rockstar may have finally fixed their crunch problem during the development of R…
Rockstar ha levantado la prohibición de escribir en RRSS a sus trabajadores y qué CASUALIDAT que los que hablan lo…
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban —…
Work like Rockstars, play like Rockstars: Kotaku: Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts…
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban via @kotaku
@fusion_tap @bronegin @thenextjedi1 @jasonschreier
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban
#Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban by Jason Schreier…
God damn @jasonschreier sure does know how to write and report. I've read multiple stories regarding the RS 100hr w…
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban - Kotaku
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Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban
"Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban - Kotaku" #Socialmedia
Kotaku also does a poor job of calling into question the power dynamics here, but at least they do a better job of…
how impossibly naive do u have to be to think this will encourage ANYONE to share their horror stories?
@naglaglasson
@Joekw @gedeon @TandyQ Thoughts on the follow up?
"Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban - Kotaku" #SocialMedia
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban via @kotaku
good to see they've changed. i worked on MLB '09 and '10 The Show and we had 2 months of 7A…
@OhNoItsAlexx @notaxation And here are some testimonies. (but hey we cant believe them either right?)
I already tweeted about this. Just because it didn't happen to these 3 employees, doesn't mean it didn't happen to…
Tendo trabalhado, mesmo indiretamente, com jogos AAA, posso dizer que metade da minha experiência foi exatamente co…
Rockstar opens us social media for its employees to counter the bad coverage of work time.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban via @kotaku
“I am asked, encouraged and expected to work overtime (both nights and weekends) when coming up to a big deadline.…
Interesting.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban - Kotaku
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban [@Kotaku]
Jeeze these feel very sketch.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban
Hard to read this gesture as anything but damage control, especially given the timing. Not to mention how this effe…
@OhNoItsAlexx
As I said in my previous tweet. 3 people coming out and saying 'its fine' doesn't mean that bad working conditions…
Top story: Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban …
@Metalhead9806 @SKADRIL @OhNoItsAlexx
Red Dead Redemption 2 Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban
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goddamnit this is SO CLOSE to getting it right but it doesn't address how the fact current employees are only givin…
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Developers Speak Out After Rockstar Lifts Social Media Ban via @kotaku

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