I’m tired of people complaining about this crunch thing. Listen people this is a reality in many industries, not just video games. I’m not saying it’s ok but every job has its ups and downs, you can’t have it all. This is not a perfect world and so there is no such thing as a perfect job. Art is one of the most demanding professions out there because things will never be perfect, no matter how many delays a game gets, or a song, or a movie, or a painting, you can always add something to make it better, I’m sure many artist can relate to this. And deadlines exist, companies cannot keep pouring money into studios without getting a return forever. And everyone should strive for quality, if not then the effort is wasted. If you can’t handle this then stop buying phones, watching movies, don’t go to a concert because omg the musicians have been on tour for so long, I’m sure they are tired, shame on the record labels; the meat you eat comes from a cow that probably didn’t have a very good life, shit people have committed atrocities to people in the name of the god you probably believe in... I can name hundreds of examples but you’ll be surprised to know that many people enjoy the hard work. As a musician I certainly get tired when I have 3 or 4 gigs on a single day, but I don’t go around crying about it, it’s a job and I’m grateful for having one and I enjoy it. When it comes to art there are no schedules, inspiration can come at any time and for me it’s usually at night. Things are what they are. Remember that these developers are choosing to be there, they aren’t being forced by a guy with a gun to work there, they can leave whenever they want, it’s their choice, they are free human beings leaving in a society and playing by its rules. Now if the developers aren’t getting paid and are being forced to work for hours and hours without food and bathroom breaks, like maybe in chains alone in isolated rooms with just a computer and without the ability to call their loved ones, then that’s a problem. I’m sure this is not the case at naughty dog. It’s a probably a safe thing to say that nobody got kidnapped to be there. Every line of work has its hard and easy days, and it’s best for you to remember that so that you don’t get surprised down the line. Also there are government institutions dedicated to keep a healthy and fair work environment, if the working conditions are inhumane and want to do something about it contact them. Really this is starting to feel an episode of the flash, everyone is so annoyingly whiny. I for one cannot wait for the last of us 2, I’m sure it’s gonna be amazing... unless it’s not. Will I be banned for this post?