Activision Blizzard has had a difficult time lately. Members of his team were fired from The Heroes of the Stormand the brewing of CFOs and other members of the company's management. But he still manages to attract certain talents from the general public, including a huge portion of the CD Projekt Red. Cyberpunk 2077 team.
According to this Resetera report, Sebastian Stepien, who was creative director of the next science fiction adventure, left his job to work with Blizzard Entertainment. Although Stepien himself did not confirm the news, he has recently updated his LinkedIn profile to indicate the job change.
Stepien is a veteran of CD Projekt Red, who has been working for the company for over 12 years. The Witcher III: Wild Hunting and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. There is no doubt that the loss of CD will become the gain of Blizzard.
But now the real question is what he's working on. Although the project he is contributing to is not known, it seems he retains the title of Creative Director, which could be huge.
CD Projekt Red did not say anything about the start, or if it will affect the release of Cyberpunk 2077 in any way, but they would probably have said something if the game had been settled to deal with a long delay. More than likely, they will continue to work behind the scenes and publish it as soon as it is ready.
As for knowing where Stepien would serve best at Blizzard, that's really what everyone guesses. Most of their games benefit from strong storytelling; and there is a good chance that he could just contribute to groups like Diablo 4 or a non-advertised project for the company. He will certainly benefit from his expertise, that's for sure.
We will see if CD Projekt Red has anything to say about the departure in the days to come.
Cyberpunk 2077 has no release date yet, but is scheduled to arrive on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC as soon as it is finished.
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