Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, director of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and second director and production manager of Cyberpunk 2077, has left CD Projekt Red. Bloomberg reports that Tomaszkiewicz was the subject of a lengthy internal investigation based on allegations of bullying. While a commission formed to investigate found him not guilty, Tomaszkiewicz nevertheless decided to resign from his job.
Tomaszkiewicz wrote in an email to the CD Projekt Red staff that despite the release, “many people feel anxiety, stress or discomfort when they work with me”. He left with an apology “for all the bad blood” he caused and said he intended to work on changing his behavior.
The Witcher 3 director was a longtime contributor to CD Projekt Red, whose credits go back to the 2007 story design of The Witcher, the studio’s first game. He was the lead quest designer on The Witcher 2 before directing The Witcher 3 and its Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine expansions. At Cyberpunk 2077, he initially held the title of design director, before finally assuming the position of vice president of game development at CD Projekt Red.
Tomaszkiewicz’s resignation comes a month after Cyberpunk 2077’s leading gameplay designer Andrzej Zawadzki left the company.