Sebastian Kalemba, who labored on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077 as its lead animator, is now directing the subsequent Witcher saga. In a brand new tweet, Kalemba stated, “Since becoming a member of CD Projekt Red, I consider nothing is unattainable and elevating the bar, telling emotional tales & creating worlds is what we’re right here for.”
Kalemba would grow to be head of animation for CD Projekt RED and even labored as inventive director earlier than directing the new saga. Oddly sufficient, Jason Slama, who additionally labored on The Witcher 3 and Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, was introduced as the director again in March. He promised there can be no crunch on his watch, one thing the growth studio grew to become notorious for earlier than Cyberpunk 2077’s launch.
It’s unknown whether or not Slama has stepped down or is solely in command of the first recreation in the new trilogy whereas Kalemba oversees all three. Time will inform, so keep tuned for extra particulars.
The subsequent Witcher title is codenamed Project Polaris and has over 150 builders engaged on it. Once it launches, the subsequent two titles in the trilogy will arrive inside six years. A remake of The Witcher, previously Project Canis Majoris, is additionally in growth on Unreal Engine 5.
Career information: I’m directing the new Witcher Saga. Since becoming a member of @CDPROJEKTRED I consider nothing is unattainable and elevating the bar, telling emotional tales & creating worlds is what we’re right here for. I’m proud to be a part of CDPR and work with such a gifted and passionate staff.
— Sebastian Kalemba (@Skalemba) November 3, 2022