Former CD Projekt Red developers have broken away from the Polish company to form their own studio called Rebel Wolves. The new studio, based in Warsaw, Poland, announced that they were also working on an original dark fantasy RPG.
GameWatcher recently reported that some former key CD Projekt Red developers have formed the new start-up studio Rebel Wolves, co-founded by Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, who was the game director on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Head of Production on Cyberpunk 2077. Jakub Szamałek, who also worked on both titles, is the studio’s other co-founder.
Tomaszkiewicz, now the CEO of Rebel Wolves, released a statement about the formation of the new 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.”
While the studio is based in Warsaw, Poland, they’re also allowing for remote workers to apply.
Few details were provided regarding what this dark fantasy RPG is, but the company was able to give us some hints (thanks to The Verge). Tomaszkiewicz describes it as “a dark fantasy, story-focused open world AAA RPG” based on a new franchise. “Overall, the game will have a similar scope to the Blood and Wine expansion for The Witcher 3 but will be far more non-linear,” he added. It will also be built in Unreal Engine 5.
The current plan is to release the game on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
The talent behind the studio is enough to get fans excited, especially with Tomaszkiewicz involved. Meanwhile, CD Projekt Red continues to nurture Cyberpunk 2077 on current-gen consoles following its launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S yesterday.