On 8 Jan 2010 the wives of the developers at Rockstar San Diego wrote an open letter to the popular gaming website Gamasutra regarding the business practices and conditions that their husbands were being forced to endure.
Management at Rockstar San Diego apparently has notched the deal up by enforcing 12 hour work days, including on Saturday, with false promises of compensation time. Not to mention the cut in vacation time, medical benefits and the loss of overtime pay completely.
Legal action is threatened although the letter had stated that they wished for their letter to be the catalyst for change. Diagnosed cases of depression and suicidal tendencies are mentioned, with the conditions at work severely affecting family life and their health.