The Witcher 3 director resigns, denies bullying accusations
The Witcher 3 director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz has resigned from CD Projekt following an investigation into allegations of office bullying.
Tomaszkiewicz’s departure comes regardless of an investigation discovering him not responsible of office bullying (or mobbing, because it’s referred to as in Polish) and his personal denial of the unique allegations.
In keeping with Bloomberg, he acknowledges in a departure e-mail that “lots of people are feeling worry, stress or discomfort when working with me” and apologizes for any “dangerous blood” that got here because of his tenure at CD Projekt.
Tomaszkiewicz began at CD Projekt in 2004, and ultimately rose to function the Recreation Director for CD Projekt’s longtime flagship recreation The Witcher 3 and in various management roles on the studio’s most up-to-date (and controversial) launch, Cyberpunk 2077.
His departure comes as CD Projekt works to regain the belief of its playerbase following the troubled launch of Cyberpunk 2077, which has been suffering from bugs and efficiency points since launch. Tomaszkiewicz’s resignation additionally comes as consciousness of office misconduct, starting from bullying to sexual harassment, is at a excessive as a consequence of allegations made in opposition to high-ranking builders at studios like Riot Video games and Ubisoft over the previous couple of years.