05 May 2021 5:13 AM +00:00

The Witcher 3 Producer Steps Down After Workplace Bullying Allegations

According to a Bloomberg report, The Witcher 3 lead game director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz has stepped down from his role at CD Projekt RED after an investigation into workplace bullying.

After many months, the investigation came to a close, and Tomaszkiewic was found to be innocent.

Despite being found innocent, the game director decided to step down as "a lot of people are feeling fear, stress or discomfort when working with me" he says.

The Witcher 3 Producer Steps Down After Workplace Bullying Allegations

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As well as his work on the 2015 game of the year, Tomaszkiewic also worked on the latest title from CD Projekt RED Cyberpunk 2077.

This news comes at a bad time where the company is still trying to repair its reputation after a rough launch of Cyberpunk 2077 late last year. The game was not received well and was full of bugs and unplayable for some consoles, which lead Sony to pull it from their online store.

Read more: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt On Nintendo Switch Review.

If the rumours were true about a Witcher 4 possibly in development, this could see a large delay in production as the company will need time to fix their in house issues as they can't afford more controversy or another poor launch.

The resignation was a joint agreement between Tomaszkiewicz and the company's board, and upon leaving he says in an email to employees that he plans to work on himself to better his behaviour.