NetherRealm has reportedly acted on a spate of publicly aired employee grievances by gathering feedback from staff and reducing working hours.
In recent weeks, former and current employees at the Mortal Kombat and Injustice studio have come forward to criticise allegedly “toxic” working conditions at the company, including extreme working hours and cases of gender discrimination.
Employees will initially be asked to fill out a survey, they said, with NetherRealm parent company Warner Bros. then using the results to create “smaller focus groups among departments to further discuss the problems and concerns/complaints we have”.
NetherRealm has also – at least temporarily – reduced overtime hours, including giving employees the weekend off, the source claimed.
“Coincidentally (maybe?) we were given the weekend off and have not yet gone past 6 p.m. this week. I’m assuming we’ll be back to our overtime hours very soon,” they added, referencing an in-development Mortal Kombat 11 patch.
“Employee response is cautious,” the source concluded. “They seem to appreciate it and are looking forward to it, but are wondering about what’s coming up.”