Rumor: Witcher 3 Director Now Design Director on Cyberpunk 2077

Megalith

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The bad news: Cyberpunk 2077’s former creative director, Sebastian Stępień, now reportedly works for Blizzard. The good news: CD PROJEKT RED has just found a replacement. The even better news: it’s the guy who directed The Witcher 3 (and its expansions), Konrad Tomaszkiewicz. These are very different games, however, so some fans are concerned whether the changing of the guard could lead to substantial changes in gameplay and, perhaps, an even later release date.

Tomaszkiewicz looks to have updated his LinkedIn profile to say that, as of February of this year, he is "CD Projekt Red’s Vice President of Game Development / Design Director - Cyberpunk 2077." Previously, he was simply listed as the game director for The Witcher 3's Blood and Wine expansion. Considering the technical difference in titles involved it's hard know for sure how this will impact the development of the game, this could point toward whatever changes took place internally after Stępień left now being official.
 

percydaman

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I hope there was a ton of money involved to get this guy to move to Blizzard. Hope he enjoys the Activision culture.
 

janas19

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If you include the expansion packs, The Witcher 3 is one of my favorite games ever. Let's hope Cyberpunk 2077 lives up to the hype.

Blood and Wine gave me feelings I didn't know were possible for a video game to make you feel. Well, maybe I'm exaggerating just a bit. It happened with Mass Effect 1-2, and probably just a handful of games out of all my years playing.

But I digress. To your point, all signs are pointing to Cyberpunk living up to the hype.
 
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