Former CD Projekt Red Devs Open Blank Studio

Not to be confused with Rebel Wolves, several former CD Projekt Red developers have departed from The Witcher developers to start their own development studio, Blank.

The co-founders of Blank consist of Mateusz Kanik, who serves as the Game Director and previously worked at CD Projekt Red, as well as Jędrzej Mróz and Marcin Jefimow, both of whom also come from CD Projekt Red and 11 Bit Studios and hold positions as Executive Producers. Additionally, Mikołaj Marchewka, formerly of Rookiez from Warsaw S.A, serves as the Managing Director.

“After working for years in an increasingly conservative industry, we’re ready to make bold, impactful projects that share our unique creativity and values,” said Kanik. “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.”

Regarding Blank’s debut game, that information is currently being kept close to the chest, but we know it is  “a character-driven game set in an apocalypse, with a twist or two.”

Jędrzej Mróz, Blank. Co-Founder and Executive Producer shared how the team plans to approach game development and scaling up the studio, “Over our many years of making games, we’ve seen the importance of marrying inspiring ideas with a 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.”