Former members of CD Projekt Red announce the launch of a new independent studio, led by the director of The Witcher 3. In the crosshairs, an RPG saga in a dark fantasy universe.
Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, director of The Witcher 3 and thus former member of CD Projekt Red, is back. Disappeared from the radar in May 2021 following accusations of harassment within the Polish studio, he was finally cleared. In deep introspection, he had nevertheless left the box and used his time away from the media to create his new company.
As announced earlier today by insider Tom Henderson, this new studio is called Rebel Wolves and will be directed by the man who also worked on Cyberpunk 2077, as a second director. In response to accusations at the time, the man spoke of his philosophy to gamesindustry.biz:
We decided to create our own studio and run it on our own terms. The first of them: the team comes first, always. Happy people make great games – the kind of games gamers want and deserve. Yes, it’s as simple as that.
Other ex-members of CDPR are on board, and a first game is already in production.
This new AAA title will be an RPG in a dark fantasy universe, based on the very popular and revolutionary Unreal Engine 5. No link with the adventures of the Witcher, we should therefore find a new universe there, planned on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series.
We want recreate the feeling provided by paper role-playing sessionswhere the options are limitless, where the world reacts to your choices, where every decision matters.
Just like Blizzard recently, the inspiration will therefore come from the tabletop role-playing game, with a big ambition on the part of the new independent studio. The team (of a dozen people) should recruit 50 members in the coming years to carry out its project.
A new “RPG saga” is even announced with this first opus, and should bring a breath of fresh air to next-generation machines. The first image, unveiled by the studio, already makes it possible to envisage the future style.