A new studio comprised of developers of Cyberpunk 2077 and the acclaimed The Witcher series have announced the formation of a new studio. Known as Rebel Wolves, this studio is committed to a single goal: developing a next-gen RPG.
Konrad Tomaszkiewicz (Game Director, The Witcher 3, Head of Production/Secondary Game Director, Cyberpunk 2077) has assembled developers to form the startup studio, Rebel Wolves. Tomaszkiewicz was reportedly driven by the desire to build a passionate team. This team is dedicated to creating vibrant virtual worlds, filled to the brim with powerful emotions and unique experiences. He envisioned a new studio with a united goal of doing things differently. The ambition is to always put the team first.
“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 unforgettable 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.”Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, Rebel Wolves CEO and Game Director.
According to the materials shared, Rebel Wolves was born with aspirations of breaking away from the weight of AAA development studios. Instead, they plan to approach every goal as a team. In the coming months, Rebel Wolves will be hiring to fill various roles at the studio, both in-house and remote. It sounds as though the team are keen to create a workplace with happy employees. Specifically, noting that tehy: “believe that happy people create great games,”
The first of a planned saga, Rebel Wolves’ first title is AAA dark fantasy built inside the Unreal 5 engine. The game will be released on ‘next-gen’ formats. Presumably PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, though no specific formats have yet been mentioned.
“In order to create truly great games, we won’t chase trends or numbers. Our goal is clearly defined: to create memorable games, tell moving stories, and evoke visceral emotions. It’s ambitious, true – and I’m glad it is. Art needs ambition. I don’t want to create another game. I want to work on titles people will remember.“Jakub Szamałek – Narrative Director & Main Writer
Rebel Wolves is formed by Design Director Daniel Sadowski (The Witcher, Nitreal Games, Growing Up), Narrative Director and Main Writer Jakub Szamałek (The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077, Thronebreaker), Animation Director Tamara Zawada (The Witcher 3, Shadow Warrior 2, Capcom Vancouver), Art Director Bartłomiej Gaweł (TWitcher 1-3), CFO Michał Boryka, and Studio Head Robert Murzynowski.
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