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    The latest news about CD Projekt Red isn't related to Cyberpunk 2077, for once. Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, director of The Witcher 3 and staff writer on the first two Witcher games, is no longer at the company as of today. This report comes from Bloomberg, where an email shows Tomaszkiewicz has informed CD Projekt of his resignation, following an investigation into workplace bullying. He was found innocent of any allegations, according to an internal report, though he is still departing the company. As stated in his email to CD Projekt, he is leaving because other coworkers are supposedly feeling "fear, stress, or discomfort" when having to work alongside him.

    Tomaszkiewicz has been with CD Projekt since 2004, having begun as a junior game tester, and eventually rose through the ranks to become director for the critically acclaimed and beloved The Witcher 3, and also working as secondary director and head of production on Cyberpunk 2077.

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    Even if its true or not, its amazing how a false allegation of any type can ruin someone's career that easily
     
  4. Vilagamer999

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    It's downhill from here...
     
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    Extreme crunch, releasing totally broken games, toxic work environments. CDPR is tuning into Konami.
     
  6. ZeroFX

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    "Workplace bullying" cmon,,, lol.
     
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    It's hard to know how to feel about these stories without having specific examples of their behavior. The popular definition of bullying has expanded to include what many would consider just being socially inept. Maybe he's a grade-A asshole, maybe he's just antisocial - who knows without further details.
     
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    I don't understand.
    He wasn't found guilty but he is still saying he'll work on himself and stuff ... so .... he was guilty despite the commission saying otherwise ?
     
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    Hes saying he'd rather work on himself to prevent further corrosive atmospheres I think's the implication.
     
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    How the mighty have fallen
     
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    I don't think there were any allegations being made against him specifically, and he chose to walk away on his own terms. No need to blame "cancel culture" for this one.
     
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    Atari did it first.

    There is a reason that nowadays Atari barely exists.
     
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    Why can't the dumbass CEO or other higher ups walk out?
     
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    bruh

    I wish we had more info
     
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    Oh no, Does that mean there’s not going to be a Witcher 3 port for for PS6?
     
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    Of course the cancel culture is to blame for this. The allegations against him were found false, but the damage to his reputation was already done to a high degree. It's a #metoo situation.
     
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    Probably just work place banter that he took way to seriously..... Like how everyone else in this generation has become :rofl2:
     
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    This is just toxic nowadays. I'm all for people getting punishments they deserve, but because of false allegations, there needs to be hard proof. I guess he walked away cause he said "fuck it, I'm innocent but I don't need this noise."
     
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    What the fuck?
    Why is he apologizing when it was all found out to be false allegations?
    Seriously, those fucking Twatter douches and cancel culture are nothing more but a disease to society, they don't realize that in the "fight" against bullying, they have actually bullied the person that was found innocent to all the claims.

    Stupid idiotic rhetoric.
     
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    Purely speculative. Given what he wrote in his departing e-mail, it seems he was more acutely aware of his own flaws than anybody else.
     
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