Former CD Projekt RED Devs Establish Warsaw-Based Blank. - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 June 2023 / 3,092 Views
Cyberpunk 2077 game director and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt co-director Mateusz Kanik have announced the formation of a new video game studio called Blank., which is based in Warsaw, Poland. Blank. is working on a character-driven game that is set in an apocalypse.
Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt executive producers Jedrzej Mroz and Marcin Jefimow have also joined the new studio.
Here is concept art for the first game the studio is working on:
"We’re thrilled to announce Blank. and to start expanding our incredible team," said Kanik. "After working for years in an increasingly conservative industry, we’re ready to make bold, impactful projects that share our unique creativity and values. Where the industry champions a dictatorship of the creative individual, we want to give ownership to the team. Where the industry leans on crunch culture, we prefer work-life balance. Where the industry says bigger is better, we’re setting our sights on highly polished games with a focus on emotion, story, and craftsmanship."
Mroz added, "Over our many years of making games, we’ve seen the importance of marrying inspiring ideas with well-defined scope, that’s supported by a strong team and realistic budget. We’re committed to quality craftsmanship and running the studio in a sustainable way; we plan to increase our projects’ scope as we expand the team and its capabilities."
Jefimow stated, "Our game development philosophy comes from our own stories and experiences. With Blank. we want to build a space where we can honor our histories, but also be playful and open to brand new inspirations as we collaborate creatively. We’ve already got a head start on a budding new project that we can’t wait to share with players and craft with new team members."
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