Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, who previously was responsible for supervising the end of Geralt’s story, has left the Polish studio behind (which is now hellbent on fixing Cyberpunk 2077, as well as its next-gen version, the latter of which is also planned for The Witcher 3…).
Cyberpunk 2077’s launch was far from being good (and even then, we have used some… light terminology there), but the Poles still have The Witcher 3 to rely on, as it’s now over thirty million sales. In 2020, this figure was increased by at least two million units, which is a net profit for the team, as the development costs have been far recuperated (and this is why CD Projekt’s leadership received millions of dollars in bonuses at the end of the fiscal year).
Bloomberg reports that CD Projekt RED (CDPR for short onwards) has conducted a months-long investigation regarding Tomaszkiewicz behaviour. This brought him up as innocent, but he still announced in an email sent to staff that he is departing CDPR. He doesn’t want bad blood within the company, and he knows that he left many of the employees with fear, stress, or discomfort working with him. In the email, he insisted that he’s going to continue working on himself, and in a statement sent to Bloomberg, he said that he felt „sad, a bit disappointed, and resigned” about leaving CDPR, who (as expected…) has declined to comment on the matter.
Tomaszkiewicz (who also was a secondary director and producer of Cyberpunk 2077, with expectations to get a higher-up role in the next The Witcher project) was accused of bullying employees, and if he has left in such a manner, then something might have indeed happened behind the scenes, even though the investigation claimed he was innocent. Some changes might be felt in CDPR’s next games.