This is the second studio to be born in Poland made up of CD Projekt RED veterans.
The departure of CD Projekt RED members begins to reveal their paths
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As Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty was announced to make a reappearance at Summer Game Fest 2023 yesterday, several core members of developer CD Projekt RED have now unveiled their new game studio after saying goodbye to the Polish giant. This is how he was born Blankbased in Warsaw and a first project underway.
Blank is born after Mateusz Kanikdirector of Cyberpunk 2077 and co-director of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, will once again join forces with the executive producers of The Witcher and Cyberpunk, Jedrzej Frost y Marcin Jefimow. However, this is not the first studio to emerge from CD Projekt veterans, as Rebel Wolves was founded a few months ago, also in Poland, led by Konrad Tomaszkiewicz after being director of The Witcher 3 and head of production/secondary director of Cyberpunk 2077.
“We are delighted to announce Blank and begin expanding our incredible team,” Kanik revealed in the announcement picked up by VGC. “After working for years in an increasingly conservative industry, we are ready to make bold and impressive projects who share our creativity and unique values.”
After the troubled premiere of Cyberpunk 2077, Kanik relies on get away from the crunch and balance work and life through his new studio. Although it has not been detailed what his first project will be, for now promise to tell new and inspiring experiences through creativity.
The studio, founded with just 10 members, intends to expand to almost 60 people. Por ahora, se suman Michal Dobrowolski (CD Projekt Red) como director de diseño, Artur Ganszyniec (CD Projekt Red, 11 Bit Studios) como director narrativo y Grzegorz Przybys (Division 48 Studio, Artificer) director de arte.
CD Projekt RED is not for sale
Despite the numerous rumors about a possible acquisition by Sony, the strange sudden announcement of various projects or the departure of numerous employees, CD Projekt RED is not for sale, as confirmed by its own CEO, Adam Kiciński, who reveals that the studio is clear about its independent destiny through its next games.
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