Experienced game developers including the former head of CD Projekt Red Konrad Tomaszkiewicz have come together to form a brand new gaming studio called Rebel Wolves, and they have big plans for the future. The new studio teases an unnamed AAA dark fantasy RPG that will be the first title for an upcoming saga. This will be created using Unreal Engine 5 and designed for PCs and next-gen consoles.
I’m happy to announce the launch of a brand new studio, Rebel Wolves, founded by industry veterans. We’re working on a brand new AAA RPG saga in Unreal Engine 5. https://t.co/3FK6ezfjqH
— Daniel Sadowski (@dansadowskidev) February 16, 2022
Based in Warsaw, Poland, Tomaszkiewicz has teamed up with fellow experts in the gaming industry who have worked with him in the past on renowned titles such as Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher Series, Thronebreaker, and Shadow Warrior 2. According to the official website, Rebel Wolves was created in order to run a studio on their own terms, “the team comes first, always. Happy people make great games- games players want and deserve”. The team is looking to hire new members with open positions currently available.
Tomaszkiewicz emphasizes the Rebel Wolves philosophy by explaining that the name for the studio was inspired by the power that comes from a pack of wolves versus a lone wolf. This is in light of resigning from CDPR in 2021 in response to bullying allegations. Though Tomaszkiewicz was found not guilty, he vowed to “continue working on myself” as stated in an email sent to CDPR staff. He took responsibility for his behavior at the workplace by further stating “Changing behavior is a long and arduous process, but I’m not giving up and I hope to change”. Moving forward with his new studio, it is clearly stated how much positive values will be prioritized within his team.
The rest of the pack includes design director Daniel Sadowski, narrative director and main writer Jakub Szamalek, animation director Tamara Zawada, art director Bartlomiej Gawal, CFO Michal Boyrka, and studio head Robert Muzynowski. Each member has decades of experience and is wildly passionate about what they do in the gaming industry.
Revolutionary RPG titles are sure to come from a studio that is confident in their abilities and are committed to creating quality-driven and innovative games. Everyone’s input will be heard for key decisions, team members will support and help one another grow, and feedback will be taken seriously.