Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, former game director of The Witcher 3 and secondary game director of Cyberpunk 2077, has formed new studio Rebel Wolves. The team will develop a dark fantasy RPG, which is yet to be announced.
Concept art for Rebel Wolves’ upcoming RPG
Rebel Wolves will stick to the team-always-comes-first approach, something that developers usually can’t achieve working at big AAA companies.
“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,” Rebel Wolves CEO Konrad Tomaszkiewicz said. “We want to stay small and agile — a place where people know and care for each other.”
Besides Tomaszkiewicz, the studio consists of CFO Michał Boryka, studio head Robert Murzynowski, and several other industry veterans:
- Design director Daniel Sadowski, who worked on games like the first Witcher and Growing Up;
- Narrative director and main writer Jakub Szamałek, whose portfolio includes The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077, and Thronebreaker;
- Animation director Tamara Zawada, who worked on The Witcher 3 and Shadow Warrior 2;
- Art director Bartłomiej Gaweł, known for working on all the three Witcher games.
Rebel Wolves is now working on its debut project, a next-gen AAA RPG built in Unreal Engine 5. Although there are not many details about it, the team says that it wants to “evolve the cRPG genre.”
According to Tomaszkiewicz, Rebel Wolves’ goal is to create “create memorable games, tell moving stories, and evoke visceral emotions,” which means making titles that players will love and remember.
Konrad Tomaszkiewicz left CD Projekt RED in May 2021 following accusations of bullying colleagues. He apologized to other employees, although he was found not guilty after a months-long investigation conducted by the company.