Cyberpunk 2077’s lead gameplay designer, Andrzej Zawadzki, has quit his position at CD PROJEKT RED after nearly a decade of employment at the Warsaw-based developer. Zawadzki confirmed his departure in a tweet this morning, which noted that he had been at the company for almost 8 years but decided to go off on a new adventure. His exact reason for leaving CD PROJEKT RED is unknown.
“After almost 8 years, my time at CDPR has come to an end,” Zawadzki tweeted. “It’s time for the new adventure. To every person I’ve met on the way – thank you 🙂 It was an honor and pleasure. See you around.”
“Zawadzki joined CD Projekt Red as a QA tester, working on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and its DLC Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine,” PC Gamer noted in its coverage. “According to his LinkedIn, he was then given the role of Junior Gameplay Designer in 2016 and began working on Cyberpunk 2077. During the course of its development, Zawadzki took on different roles including RPG Coordinator, before becoming the game’s Senior Gameplay Designer in March 2020.”
Judging by the warm responses from his co-workers, Zawadzki is leaving on good terms with the CD PROJEKT RED family. That hasn’t stopped critics from believing that his departure might have something to do with the immense controversy that Cyberpunk 2077 has managed to generate since its release in December, however.
After almost 8 years, my time at CDPR has come to an end. It's time for the new adventure.— Andrzej Zawadzki (@ZawAndy) March 22, 2021
To every person I've met on the way – thank you 🙂 It was an honor and pleasure.
See you around 🙂 pic.twitter.com/Hts3TE9VzW