CD Projekt appoints new game director for Cyberpunk 2077

FILE PHOTO: A bird flies past the Cd Projekt logo at its headquarters in Warsaw, Poland January 21, 2020. Photo taken January 21, 2020. REUTERS / Kacper Pempel

(Reuters) – Polish video game maker CD Projekt said on Friday it had appointed Gabriel Amatangelo as the new director of its flagship game Cyberpunk 2077, as the company sought to recover from the game’s buggy release Last year.

Amatangelo, an industry veteran who joined CD Projekt in January 2020 as Creative Director, will now lead the development of the game’s next expansion, CD Projekt said.

His appointment follows the departure of former Game Quest Director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz, while former Game Director Adam Badowski will focus on business transformation.

Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most anticipated games of 2020, but it was chock full of bugs when it was released in December and remains withdrawn from Sony’s PlayStation Store.

CD Projekt is planning free downloadable content for the game and releasing it for next-gen consoles this year, he said in March.

Shares of the company rose 1% to 0909 GMT, but are down 34% so far this year amid Cyberpunk problems.

Reporting by Anna Pruchnicka. Edited by Jane Merriman

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