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CD Projekt's Iwinski stepping down from joint-CEO position

CD Projekt's Iwinski stepping down from joint-CEO position

The co-founder and co-CEO of Polish games giant CD Projekt, Marcin Iwinski, is leaving his role before the end of the year.

In a post on Twitter from the company's investor relations account, the firm said that Iwinski had submitted his candidacy to become the chairman of CD Projekt's supervisory board.

"Our hugely ambitious strategy has such an inspiring and strong team at the helm and I deeply believe in our plan to take CD Projekt to new heights," Iwiński said.

"As such, I intend to remain a major shareholder, and in my new non-executive role I will remain active and engaged dedicating my focus on supporting the entire management board."

This comes alongside a bit of outlook at CD Projekt's upcoming games. The firm is cooking up a trilogy of titles based on The Witcher, the first of which is codenamed Polaris. This will be the studio's first game built on Unreal Engine, with three games launching over the course of six years. There's also two other games coming in the Witcher IP; Project Sirius from The Molasses Flood – which CD Projekt acquired in October 2021 – and Canis Majoris, created by an unnamed third-party studio.

This is all on top of a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077, helmed by a new Boston studio, called Project Orion.

And if that wasn't enough, CD Projekt is also working on a brand new IP – separate to The Witcher and Cyberpunk – called Project Hadar.

"Thinking ahead, we're now looking at three unique, strong and enduring franchises," Adam Kiciński, CD Projekt's president and joint CEO said.

"At the centre of each we envision a growing number of single-player games with memorable storylines, enhanced with multiplayer experiences. We see CD Projekt as a growing force, shaped by teams which take pride in their achievements and take bold steps to realise their ambitions."

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