Two Witcher 3 Gameplay Designers Have Left CD Projekt RED to Join Indie Developer 11 bit studios
Maciej Szczesnik, lead gameplay designer on The Witcher franchise, and Marek Ziemak, gameplay producer on The Witcher franchise, have left CD Project RED to join the indie studio 11 bit studios. Szczesnik released a statement, explaining "I'll be responsible for the entire design of a game that took shape in my imagination. It's a really exciting feeling to create a new world from scratch, make its characters and rules and to know that I have this blank page to fill with my ideas and then bring them to life."
11 bit studios, best known for the reverse-tower-defense series Anomaly, is not ready to divulge what the two will be working on just yet, but is expected to make an announcement in March. Meanwhile CD Projet RED has not commented on how this will impact future The Witcher franchise development. While a release date for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has not been announced, a recent interview seemed to imply that development was close to complete, so hopefully this would not have any negative impact. That being said, while this is the end of Geralt's trilogy, CD Projekt RED has confirmed there will be future projects set in The Witcher universe.