The development of “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” was put into question after the departures of Maciej Szcześnik and Marek Ziemak. In an interview with Eurogamer on Feb. 13, however, the two former employees from CD Projekt Red reassured fans that their exodus should not affect the production of the newest “Witcher” installment.
Maciej Szcześnik revealed that the duo made “sure nothing bad happens” when leaving CD Projekt Red, adding that there is no animosity. Furthermore, he disclosed that other employees have already been brought into their roles. You can find his comments below:
We did everything to make sure nothing bad happens. There is no bad blood. Other people took our responsibilities and it was quite smooth.
Marek Ziemak also commented by implying that the development studio had known about the departure for quite a while. You can check out some “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” screens with the slideshow to the left of the article and the statement below:
It wasn't a surprise for the company. It wasn't like ... we were gone the next day.
Maciej Szcześnik was the lead gameplay designer of “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” while Marek Ziemak was the gameplay producer. The two recently left CD Projeckt Red to join a studio named 11 bit Studios in order to create smaller with more creative freedom projects.
Despite the departures, the pair stated that the third main “Witcher” game was created by more than just two people and that most of the work has already been completed. “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” will be made available for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One later this year.