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The creative director on CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 has left the game for a role at Blizzard Entertainment, a move that may leave many fans scratching their heads.

As picked up by Reset Era user Gerwant, Sebastian Stępień’s LinkedIn profile confirms a recent career change from a CD Projekt RED creative director to the same position at Blizzard. The shift happened this January, and while he lists both positions as “present,” it is likely just until the transition period is over. A creative director leaving mid-development is sometimes call for concern, but there has been nothing to suggest Cyberpunk 2077‘s development isn’t moving along as scheduled.

Abandoning a project as high-profile as Cyberpunk 2077 to join Blizzard is a little curious given the developer’s current climate. Following the news that Blizzard was axing its Heroes of the Storm esports scene, reports surfaced that the studio was being forced to cut costs across a range of its development teams, which doesn’t normally instill confidence.

There is no word in the LinkedIn profile to suggest what project Stępień is now heading at Blizzard, suggesting that it’s an unannounced title still in the earlier stages of development. Previous job listings from the developer hinted at a possible RPG in the works, which would make as much sense as anything else, given Stępień’s skill set.

Cyberpunk 2077 does not yet have a release window, but one Turkish publisher has gotten our hopes up for a 2019 launch. More recently, CD Projekt RED talked about the game’s open-world of Night City, and how it is entirely handcrafted.

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Source: Reset Era


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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808

Cyberpunk 2077 creative director takes up same position at Blizzard

Cyberpunk 2077's creative director has moved on to head a project at Blizzard—we just don't know which one.

By Nick Plessas | 01/24/2019 11:00 AM PT

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The creative director on CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 has left the game for a role at Blizzard Entertainment, a move that may leave many fans scratching their heads.

As picked up by Reset Era user Gerwant, Sebastian Stępień’s LinkedIn profile confirms a recent career change from a CD Projekt RED creative director to the same position at Blizzard. The shift happened this January, and while he lists both positions as “present,” it is likely just until the transition period is over. A creative director leaving mid-development is sometimes call for concern, but there has been nothing to suggest Cyberpunk 2077‘s development isn’t moving along as scheduled.

Abandoning a project as high-profile as Cyberpunk 2077 to join Blizzard is a little curious given the developer’s current climate. Following the news that Blizzard was axing its Heroes of the Storm esports scene, reports surfaced that the studio was being forced to cut costs across a range of its development teams, which doesn’t normally instill confidence.

There is no word in the LinkedIn profile to suggest what project Stępień is now heading at Blizzard, suggesting that it’s an unannounced title still in the earlier stages of development. Previous job listings from the developer hinted at a possible RPG in the works, which would make as much sense as anything else, given Stępień’s skill set.

Cyberpunk 2077 does not yet have a release window, but one Turkish publisher has gotten our hopes up for a 2019 launch. More recently, CD Projekt RED talked about the game’s open-world of Night City, and how it is entirely handcrafted.

Read More

Source: Reset Era



About Nick Plessas

view all posts

Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808