Witcher 3 director and key Cyberpunk 2077 staff member Konrad Tomaszkiewicz will be leaving CD Projekt Red following allegations of employee intimidation.
Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, Director of The witcher 3 and a key player in Cyberpunk 2077The development has left CD Projekt Red following accusations of being a bully around the company. The witcher 3 The director was exonerated of these allegations after an official investigation, but Tomaszkiewicz still felt the need to leave the company after the fact.
This sudden exit occurs as CDPR is apparently developing a new entry into The Wizard Serie. Although it’s unknown if the studio is developing a direct sequel to the third game, it looks like it will likely be the developer’s next big single-player game. The witcher 3 It put CD Projekt Red on the radar of almost all players and critics thanks to its compelling story, well-made world, and tone. It was a real achievement, but perhaps at the cost of the mental health of some employees.
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According to a Bloomberg (paywall) report, that Konrad Tomaszkiewicz left CDPR and apologized to staff via email after being found not guilty in an internal investigation. “However, many people feel fear, stress, or discomfort when working with me.”He wrote in his apology. Tomaszkiewicz also served as Design Director at the disastrous (but very sold) Cyberpunk 2077, possibly suggesting that it could have been a negative influence on the staff who interacted with him during the problematic development of the game.
Bloomberg notes Tomaszkiewicz was expected to play an important role in the development of the next Sorcerer game, but now he’s supposedly taking time to work on himself. It is strange that someone who is not guilty of bullying his staff leaves after an investigation that found him not guilty. Perhaps the number of people who felt that he was a negative influence led him to feel that things would be better at CDPR without him. The witcher 3 it still prints money for publisher CD Projekt almost six years after launch, so it clearly played a critical role in that sustained success. It seems unlikely that CPDR let him walk without good reason, so the real reason for his departure could be more complicated.
The witcher 3 It’s still expected to get a current-gen update later this year, but it will be interesting to see how the rest of the series is affected. The studio is certainly filled with tons of talented creators and there are likely a lot of people interested in joining the team to help make the story for the next entry. Regardless, it’s good to see CD Projekt Red trying to drain any toxicity from the study after worrying reports of the development of Cyberpunk 2077.
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The witcher 3 is available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, and will launch for PS5 and Xbox Series X / S in H2 2021.
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