CD Projekt Red’s planned new Witcher trilogy will be directed by a veteran who previously worked on Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3.
CD Projekt Red has hired a director for the next Witcher trilogy. The popularity of the original Witcher trilogy of games and Netflix series, as well as the following problems surrounding Cyberpunk 2077, has prompted CD Projekt Red to return to the fantasy franchise on which it made its reputation. However, the studio needs new leadership after several disputes and exits. A new director has been appointed, and CD Projekt Red did not have to seek far to get one.
When it comes to the next generation of Witcher games, it makes sense to bring back one of CD Projekt Red’s past game directors. That is just not feasible. Adam Badowski, the director of the games Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 2, is now the CEO of CD Projekt Red. Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, the director of The Witcher 3, departed the company after an inquiry into bullying and has now established his firm. Jacek Brzeziski, the director of The Witcher, has also quit CD Projekt Red. It was time to go on a different route.
The Witcher series, on the other hand, will be in excellent hands, since CD Projekt Red has chosen to promote from within. Sebastian Kalemba, a CD Projekt Red veteran, will take over the franchise while a new trilogy is developed. In significant positions at CD Projekt Red, Kalemba worked on both The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077. From 2014 until 2016, he was the main animator, and since then, he has been the head of the animation.
The new director’s Twitter account verified Kalemba’s elevation. He said that “nothing is impossible,” and that “pushing the bar, telling emotional tales, and building universes are what I’m here for.” He refers to his idea as “the new Witcher Saga,” which may be an intriguing working title for the forthcoming games. Finally, he expresses gratitude for the opportunity to work with “such a creative and committed team.”
What this signifies for The Witcher’s future and game development at CDPR remains to be seen.
CD Projekt Red’s parent business disclosed plans for six distinct titles in October. This includes the upcoming Witcher game and two sequels, which will create a new and independent epic alongside the original trilogy, two Witcher spin-offs, and a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel. Needless to say, Kalemba and the rest of the CD Projekt Red team have a lot of work ahead of them.