Marek Ziemak (gameplay producer at CDPR) and Maciej Szczesnik (lead gameplay designer of The Witcher series) have left CD Projekt RED, something that has been confirmed by Szczesnik himself. These two fellas are joining an indie team 11 Bit Studios and it really puzzles us why they have left CDPR. Moreover, will this have any affect on the game itself? Will its gameplay mechanics change – or have already changed?
As Szczesnik said on a statement:
“I’ll be responsible for the entire design of a game that took shape in my imagination. It’s a really exciting feeling to create a new world from scratch, make its characters and rules and to know that I have this blank page to fill with my ideas and then bring them to life.”
CD Projekt RED has not commented yet on this story. Still, this could be – perhaps – a good thing. Let’s be optimistic for a change. If these guys have left CDPR and their work is done, it may mean that the game is approaching its final stage of development.
Stay tuned for more!