Cyberpunk 2077 creative director takes over leadership role for the game
Gabriel Amatangelo, who joined CD Projekt Red as Creative Director for Cyberpunk 2077 in January 2020, takes on Cyberpunk‘s game directorship. Amantangelo’s new role within CDPR was first reported by gameindustry.biz last Thursday. He replaces former game director Adam Badowski. Badowski will focus on his new role as CDPR’s overseer on the RED 2.0 transition, CDPR’s new dual strategy for game development.
Amatangelo is a veteran of the game development industry. Prior to joining CD Projekt Red, he was the game director and creative director for QC Games Inc., in which he also was the CCO and a co-founder. He also served a stint as a creative director at Electronic Arts under Bioware.
The report also stated that Cyberpunk 2077‘s Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz stepped down from the role of quest director and has since left CDPR. He says on a tweet that he currently has no idea yet where he’s going to next. We hope that he gets to work on more projects in the future with Triple-A developers. Based on his previous works on CDPR, the projects he will touch in the future will have great quest designs.
These changes show that CDPR isn’t giving up on Cyberpunk 2077 yet. In fact, part of their RED 2.0 strategy involves getting cross-project teams to work on different games simultaneously. We hope that this new strategy model will help improve the quality of Cyberpunk 2077 through constant bug fixes and content updates. We also wish that this new strategy will help prevent the burnout CDPR developers experienced during crunch time of Cyberpunk, as well as avoid the same mistakes the company made for that game.