And guess what, it worked for me. I had his first book on my wishlist for an eternity and was reminded by this video that 1. Audible exists and 2. I still have free books to claim, so I spent this day listening to the whole thing in one go and it was quite worth it.It is convenient to use the Cyberpunk 2077 bait and talk about his upcoming book.
The overarching topic of the book is probably crunch and how inevitable it seems, also every chapter is about chaos and catastrophes - mostly turning out good in the end, not without exceptions though. Chapter 9 is about CDPR and the Witcher 3 development, and it was quite favorable - one of the real feelgood stories, making me doubt he "just hates on CDPR". Interesting is how similar it seems how Cyberpunk development started, as if trying to repeat the Witcher 3's method, including multiple delays, just that this time it didn't work out.
The whole thing is well researched, talking to countless devs who are involved, and is absolutely not just another news reporting with info scrapped from Reddit and the wayback machine. Schreier has absolutely certain biases and a gigantic ego, but in the book he shows only sympathy and affection for game developers.