“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.