CD Projekt founders depart, kind of

The founders of CD Projekt, developers of The Witcher series, have officially left the company – kind of. Former CEO Marcin Iwinski and former Director of Business Development Michal Kicinski, who founded the company back in 1994, have resigned for their respective positions and taken an extended leave of absence.

Speaking for the company, Hubert Habas has said that the duo  have indeed resigned but “they have not left the company.” Instead, the founders have decided to take a more extended period of absence after “finalising the venture with Optimus and other strategic projects.” Habas is confident that the pair are only stepping back to rest for a more extended period of time in order to avoid burning out.

Habas also assured those of us waiting on CD Projekt’s upcoming game, The Witcher 2, that the project will be in no way affected by their departure, as the group working on the videogame “has their own management working independently from the owners.”

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