Thomas Mahler is Creative Director at Moon Studios. He criticizes developers like CDPR who generate a hype around their games that the finished product does not do justice in the end.
In one Post in the gaming forum Resetera Thomas Mahler criticizes CD Projekt (Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher) and people like Peter Molyneux (Black & White, Fable, Populus) and Sean Murray (No Man's Sky). It's about the hype that is generated around games through promises that have nothing to do with what players are offered at release. In the meantime, Mahler has publicly apologized for his harsh language.
However, it is much more about general criticism of the video game industry. The PR departments of studios and publishers do wild promises to get as much attention as possible, but in the end the games do not correspond to the picture that was drawn before. That is bad for the players and ultimately also for the developers. In the post he railed against liars who try "Kidding the players".
Hit the wrong note
Mahler explains on Twitter that he is a Start for discussion about the hype culture and give their disadvantages, he did have his thoughts though in the wrong tone and on the wrong platform expressed. Mahler explains that he is not only a developer, but also a passionate gamer who would like an open discourse on the subject in order to improve this art form "video game" together.
Thomas Mahler's Twitter statement:
He also apologizes to the three named people or studios. But even if his tone is wrong, Mahler sticks to his statements in terms of content, because he does not relativize them in his statement. He still sees it as a big problem when developers advertise their games with things that are not true.