The workplace culture at CD Projekt Red has been a constant topic of conversation in the gaming community in recent years and the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 ensured that it will never be the same again. It remains to be seen where the road leads for the Polish studio, but the most recent news for CDPR is that Witcher 3 director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz has officially resigned.
After several months of internal investigations into the bullying, also known as “bullying”, Tomaszkiewicz was found not guilty of the allegations against him. The decision was revealed via an internal email obtained by Bloomberg where the manager said he was leaving the company. “Nonetheless, a lot of people feel fear, stress or discomfort when working with me,” he said. The letter also contained an apology to the team for the “bad blood” involved and announced his departure.
The email continued, saying the decision was mutual involving himself and the board. He added that he would take this opportunity to work on himself and begin the “long and arduous process” of changing and becoming a better person. Something we all strive to do in our daily lives, and it’s a goal worth supporting.
With a new The previously confirmed Witcher project of CD Projekt Red, it is reported that Tomaszkiewicz was originally to lead this creative charge. That won’t be the case now, which makes it another decision the company faces, one of many, as it ventures into the future.
As for the future of the Polish studio, the team recently opened up a whole new space to work on new projects, including more for Cyberpunk 2077 and a mysterious new game Witcher. Following the success of the Netflix adaptation of Geralt and co., The future of The Witcher franchise’s gaming counterpart could go anywhere. CD Projekt Red must also determine if it wants to continue with the multiplayer component planned for Cyberpunk 2077, something he mentioned earlier this year was now on hold following so many post-launch updates needed to bring the game up to standard and return to the PlayStation storefront.
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