Game director of The Witcher 3, Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, has opened his own studio. The studio is called Rebel Wolves.
Rebel Wolves is a brand new studio made up of people who have worked on The Witcher series, Thronebreaker, Cyberpunk 2077 and Shadow Warrior 2. In the article from gamesindustry.biz Konrad Tomaszkiewicz went into further detail about the studio.
Tomaszkiewicz indicated that he and his team are proud of their previous projects. He did say that they wanted to experiment with storytelling in video games. Especially because they can make all decisions, without any higher ups that influence them.
“We’re proud of our past achievements, but we’re hungry for more,” Tomaszkiewicz says. “We want to experiment, push the envelope, discover new ways for telling stories in the video game medium. We felt that starting a new company, where we call all the shots, will give us the freedom to take the necessary risks to fulfill these ambitions.”, said Tomaszkiewicz.
They want to recreate the feeling of pen and paper RPGs, where your options are endless and the world reacts to the choices you make. The studio aims to make a dark fantasy RPG. It also appears that the studio has good intentions and actually grew out of a passion for gaming. For example, Tomaszkiewicz has indicated that they want to make both large and small games, want diversity in the team and not implement trends such as NFTs.