The Witcher 3’s director has resigned from CD Projekt Red following bullying allegations
Studio’s VP of game development had been with the company for over 17 years
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt game director and Cyberpunk 2077 design director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz has resigned from CD Projekt Red following allegations of bullying, which he has denied.
As reported by Bloomberg, CD Projekt conducted a months-long investigation into the allegations, which ultimately found Tomaszkiewicz not guilty.
“Nonetheless, a lot of people are feeling fear, stress or discomfort when working with me,” Tomaszkiewicz reportedly wrote in an email to staff at the studio, in which he apologised “for all the bad blood I have caused.”
He also told employees: “I am going to continue working on myself. Changing behavior is a long and arduous process, but I’m not giving up, and I hope to change.”
According to his LinkedIn profile, Tomaszkiewicz was vice president of game development at CD Projekt Red, where he was employed for over 17 years.
He was likely to have played a significant role in the sequel to The Witcher 3, which celebrated its fifth birthday in May 2020 and has sold over 30 million copies.
CD Projekt recently confirmed that The Witcher 3’s next-gen update will be released in the second half of 2021.
It will be available as a standalone product for PC, Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5, and as a free update for players who already own the game on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.