Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, director of The Witcher 3 and Head of Production/Secondary Game Director on Cyberpunk 2077, has founded a new studio with other ex-CD Projekt Red alumni. Tomaszkiewicz will be CEO and game director, and has announced that the team is working on a dark fantasy RPG built in Unreal Engine 5 that they hope will revolutionize the RPG genre. "Collectively, we envision Rebel Wolves as a place where experienced game developers can reignite their passion, where they can focus on their craft and pour their love into an amazing, ambitious title," said Tomaszkiewicz in a press release. "We want to stay small and agile—a place where people know and care for each other.” The press release also emphasizes several times that they will be putting the team first, possibly alluding to allegations of crunch and abuse at CD Projekt Red. "The team comes first, always. Happy people make great games – games players want and deserve. Yes, it's as simple as that," reads one such section.
Joining Tomaszkiewicz are other former CD Projekt Red employees, including Design Director Daniel Sadowski (Witcher 1), Narrative Director and Main Writer Jakub Szamałek (Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077, Thronebreaker), Art Director Bartłomiej Gaweł (Witcher 1-3) and Animation Director Tamara Zawada (Witcher 3). “In order to create truly great games, we won't chase trends or numbers," said narrative director Jakub Szamalek. "Our goal is clearly defined: to create memorable games, tell moving stories, and evoke visceral emotions."
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