Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, head of production on Cyberpunk 2077 and director of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, has left CD Projekt Red following allegations of workplace bullying. A report from Bloomberg states that Tomaszkiewicz’s departure follows months of formal investigation of the allegations at the Polish studio. In an email to CD Projekt staff, he stated that he had been found not guilty of the allegations, yet he would still resign.
“Nonetheless, a lot of people are feeling fear, stress or discomfort when working with me,” Tomaszkiewicz said in the email, and he apologized to affected staff members “for all the bad blood I have caused.” He also offered: “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.”
Tomaszkiewicz’s resignation follows a tumultuous few months for CD Projekt Red. After the heavily delayed and long-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 launched in December of last year, many criticized the game’s launch state and accused the company of misleading marketing. Now, after apologizing and offering refunds, the studio is currently in the process of providing the game with regular updates both large and small, in an attempt to reconcile with fans who felt let down by Cyberpunk 2077.
Tomaszkiewicz had been with CD Projekt Red long before Cyberpunk 2077 was even in the works though. He first started on the company’s original Witcher title in 2004 and has been with the studio since. His work on The Witcher franchise as a whole helped bring on the success found with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which eventually led to Netflix’s The Witcher series, as well as spinoff titles like Gwent: The Witcher Card Game.
Bloomberg notes that Tomaszkiewicz was expected to play a large role in the next entry in The Witcher franchise. What the former CD Projekt employee will do next is unknown.