CD Projekt Red loses The Witcher 2 senior producer

Polish developer parts ways with Tomek Gop after more than five years at dark-fantasy RPG house.


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CD Projekt Red Studio has found significant success with its dark-fantasy action role-playing franchise The Witcher. However, future installments in the series will be undertaken without one of the studio's top developers.

Tomek Gop
Tomek Gop

Senior producer Tomek Gop (aka Thomasz Gop) has updated his LinkedIn profile to indicate that he left CD Projekt Red Studio this month. Gop joined the Polish development house in March 2006, a year and a half before the first installment in the franchise shipped for the PC.

Gop's responsibilities at the studio included asset production management and coordination, as well as PR and marketing. CD Projekt had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment on Gop's departure as of press time.

[UPDATE] Gop has since confirmed his departure from the studio. "Hi, just a quick note from me," he said in a statement provided to GameSpot. "I did in fact leave CD Projekt RED. The Witcher 2 Xbox 360 is in works and shaping up good - I'm a producer, not the project lead, so I'm still quite confident guys will make it. My reasons were mainly personal - we're still friends with CDP and there's no bad blood."

CD Projekt Red scored critical and commercial success with The Witcher 2, which is based on the fantasy universe created by Andrzej Sapkowski. Earlier this month, the studio confirmed that The Witcher 2 sold 400,000 units during its first week of availability for the PC. An Xbox 360 release for the game is expected later this year.

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