Yet another tile for CD Project RED, a study that in the space of a few months has gone from being one of the most promising and ambitious in the industry to being overwhelmed by scandals and problems of various kinds. The last in chronological order is thefarewell to the director of The Witcher 3 Konrad Tomaszkiewicz. Tomaszkiewicz has decided to leave the Polish studio despite the allegations of bullying made by some colleagues against him have been denied by an internal commission. But in the email sent to his colleagues, the former director apologizes to everyone and promises to change.
The first crunches came during the long development of Cyberpunk 2077. The disastrous launch, at least from a technical and image point of view, has opened a real Pandora’s box, told to a large extent by Jason Schreier, Bloomberg gaming journalist. Also in this case it is the American colleague who shares Konrad Tomaszkiewicz’s decision.
The decision was made because, despite the internal commission by CD Projekt RED denied the bullying allegations against Tomaszkiewicz “many people try fear, stress or discomfort when they work with me “, the director of The Witcher 3 wrote in an internal mail. In which he also apologized to colleagues” for all the bad blood I have caused “.
Konrad Tomaszkiewicz was the director of what is still considered the best game of CD Projekt RED, as well as the second director and head of production of Cyberpunk 2077. He is therefore a figure of absolute importance within CD Projekt RED, who has certainly contributed to the fortunes of the company.
Tomaszkiewicz wrote that he was “sad, a bit bitter and resigned” and that “I will continue to work on myself. But changing the attitude is a long and arduous process, but I will not give up and hope to change. “