The Witcher 3 Senior Gameplay Designer Leaves CD Projekt Red

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Nov 8, 2016

Senior gameplay designer on the Witcher 3, Damien Monnier, has left CD Projekt Red.

Monnier officially announced the news on Twitter yesterday. “Goodbye @CDPROJEKTRED – Thank you for all the great memories. Time for #NewAdventures,” the French designer wrote.

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Eurogamer asked Monnier his reason for departing, but apparently, he has “no idea” yet.  “It has to be an exciting project and a cool company – we’ll see!”, he added.

Monnier was the lead game designer on the upcoming Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, but CD Projekt Red pointed out that the game is still in capable hands following Monnier’s departure.

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“Damien was part of the duo that designed the mini-game gamers know from Wild Hunt, and he did play an important role in making standalone Gwent happen. However, it’s worth remembering that this game is being developed by a team that is more than a few dozen strong, with quite a lot of designers on board. We have a precise roadmap for Gwent and that has not changed at all.”

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and all of its DLC are available now for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is slated for a release in the near future on PS4, Xbox One and PC.