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The Witcher 3 Game Director Just Got Promoted to Cyberpunk 2077 Design Director

CD Projekt Red has just scored another talented executive, with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's Game Director taking the role of Design Director.

March 2, 2019

There’s no question that The Witcher 3 raised the bar on game design, with the game lauded from every outlet under the sun. And following a recent promotion, we can expect CD Projekt Red’s upcoming title to have the same quality. It appears that Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, Game Director for The Witcher 3 has been promoted and is now joining the Cyberpunk 2077 team as Design Director.

News about the promotion surfaced earlier today in the Cyberpunk 2077 dedicated subreddit, with an eagle-eyed LinkedIn user noticed the promotion. Anyone who checked out Konrad Tomaszkiewicz LinkedIn profile would notice that he took a new position within the game company two months ago: Vice President of Game Development and Design Director for Cyberpunk 2077.

This is some great news for the already star-studded cast of developers. Anyone who has been following the news of the game will know that poaching from other studios has become big news, with RiME‘s lead level designer would be making his way over to the Polish studio. Despite concerns that the game’s Creative Director had departed early to begin working with developer Blizzard, CD Projekt Red certainly eased the tensions by announcing that the Cyberpunk 2077 team would be over 60% larger than the staff that worked on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Additionally, it’s readily apparent the talent that Tomaszkiewicz will be able to bring to the game as Design Director. For those who want a quick history into his history in the studio, he started working with CD Projekt Red as a Junior Tester on the original The Witcher title. From there he has risen through the ranks, in many respects due to classic decisions like breaking modern DLC norms. Taking a more active role in the game design is best case scenario for Cyberpunk 2077, especially given how polished the gameplay already looks:

Either way, we are preparing for some good news on the horizon. Information about Cyberpunk 2077 is sparse, though it is confirmed that we will be seeing the game at E3 2019.

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There is no confirmed release date for the futuristic title, however the developer has let us know it will release “when it’s ready” for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Anyone hoping to pre-order the game and support the developer can already pre-order Cyberpunk 2077 on Amazon.

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