A former CD Projekt Red Game Director has formed a brand new studio with the aim to create a truly next-gen RPG.
Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, who was Game Director on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Head of Production on Cyberpunk 2077, has formed a new pack of developers for startup studio Rebel Wolves. The studio will be based in Warsaw, Poland, but allow for remote workers as well.
Konrad wishes to create a Dark Fantasy cRPG in Unreal Engine 5, and makes it clear he'll be doing things differently at Rebel Wolves compared to his previous company. He'll look for a fresher approach to making games, and ensure a considerate treatment of his staff as they create this new project.
In an official statement, Rebel Wolves CEO Tomaszkiewicz excitedly details the vision for the studio.
''For all of us here at Rebel Wolves, video games were always something we felt destined to do—something ingrained in our DNA. Personally, I couldn't be happier to have banded together with friends who share this passion. We’re developing a video game we'd like to play in a way that games should be made. We want to evolve the cRPG genre by creating unforgeable stories and stirring deep emotions, all while working as a tightly knit team united by a shared goal and ambition.
Collectively, we envision Rebel Wolves as a place where experienced game developers can reignite their passion, where they can focus on their craft and pour their love into an amazing, ambitious title. We want to stay small and agile—a place where people know and care for each other''
Narrative Director Jakub Szamałek echoes Tomaszkiewicz's sentiment;
“In order to create truly great games, we won't chase trends or numbers. Our goal is clearly defined: to create memorable games, tell moving stories, and evoke visceral emotions. It's ambitious, true - and I'm glad it is. Art needs ambition. I don't want to create another game. I want to work on titles people will remember.”
With such a high pedigree in the camp, and a positive worker-focused outlook, it will be exciting to see what this studio produces.
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