Witcher 3 Director Leaves CD Projekt Following Workplace Bullying Claims

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Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, the director of The Witcher 3, resigned from CD Projekt following allegations of bullying in the workplace, which he denied. As reported by Bloomberg, CD Projekt is conducting a “month -long investigation into allegations of excitation, a Polish term for office intimidation,” against Tomaszkiewicz. The commission formed to investigate these allegations found him not guilty, but Tomaszkiewicz decided to leave the company anyway because there was clearly discomfort between him and the other members of the studio.“However, many people feel fear, stress or discomfort when working with me,” he wrote. He apologized to the staff “for all the bad blood I had caused.”

“I will continue to work on myself,” he continued. “Behavior change is a long and difficult process, but I’m not giving up, and I hope to change.”

According to her LinkedIn profile, he joined CD Projekt as a junior tester in February 2004 to work on The Witcher, and worked on all three Witcher games and became Director of Design, VP of Game Development, Secondary Game Director, and Head of Production at Cyberpunk 2077 .

Bloomberg said Tomaszkiewicz was set to play a big role in CD Projekt’s next Witcher game. When Bloomberg reached out to him for a comment, he said he was “sad, somewhat disappointed and resigned.”

This is another entry in the fallout following the difficult launch of Cyberpunk 2077, included the poor performance issues on last-gen consoles at a targeted cyberattack. These disturbances lead to Cyberpunk 2077 has been removed from the PlayStation Store on December 17, 2020. It has yet to return.

Despite all that, and the approximately 30,000 refunds issued for Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt CEOs and other board members are still set to receive big, million -dollar bonuses.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and in Kibot

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