Not so long ago, developer Thomas Mahler posted his own thoughts on his page on why gamers should stop supporting "dishonest vendors and developers."
Mahler drew attention to the fact that many developers like to "exaggerate" the value of their own games and they almost always get away with it. "If I bought a car, and as a result found that it had no engine, I would be rightfully angry, because I was deceived," Mahler wrote. In his opinion, gamers should stop "forgiving" developers who promise one thing and release something completely different. Among those who "got" in his thoughts are the developers of Cyberpunk 2077 and No Man's Sky, as well as Peter Molyneux, known for his loud statements about his own games. With regard to CD Projekt Red, Mahler said that the developers "made people believe the incredible" by producing a substandard product that, moreover, "does not even work on consoles as it should."
The thoughts of the head of Moon Studios were widely publicized among the gaming community - some took the side of the developer, but the majority accused Mahler of exaggerating the facts. As a result, Maler had to apologize. "I screwed up. I didn't think about how to express my thoughts, and what platform to choose for this," he wrote. Apparently, other developers at Moon Studios did not support Mahler's thoughts, so he also had to apologize for putting the studio in the "wrong light".