A recent feature on Polygon has highlighted the "stressful" work environment at Epic Games. Due to the explosive growth of the multi-platform title, many of the current and future employees and contractors have reportedly worked "in excess of 70-hour weeks" – with the 100-hour mark to maintain the game and develop future updates , Although working overtime was voluntary, long hours were expected.
A number of polygons spoke to – who wished to remain anonymous ̵
"I work on average 70 There are probably 50 or even 100 other people at Epic working hours. "I know people who pull 100-hour weeks." The company gives us unlimited time off, but it's almost impossible to take the time time off, the workload falls on other people, and no one wants to be that guy.
"The biggest problem is that we're patching all the time. Fortnite popular for as long as possible, especially with all the new competition that's coming in. "
At Epic, these" 100-hour work weeks "were" incredibly rare According to other sources, Epic Employees and Contractors operate on "Implicit understanding that working crunch"
"I know some people who just refused to work weekends, and they were fired. "
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