Director changes are nothing new in the world of video games, although they usually occur during development, and not after the game has already been published. The thing is, Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED’s ambitious and troubled open-world RPG, now has a new director at the helm: Gabriel Amatangelo, an Electronic Arts and BioWare veteran who joined the studio in 2020, and who will headline now the tasks in the game.
Shared by Games Industry, this move is but part of a series of larger changes at the studio. On the one hand, the director of missions, Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz, leaves the study. And, on the other hand, the previous director of the game, Adam Badowski, leaves his role now in the hands of Amatangelo to better focus on his other duties as general director of the studio (not of the company), now that CDPR wants to transform to work in several Triple A developments at the same time, in parallel.
In this way, Amatangelo will take the reins of Cyberpunk 2077 at a time that continues to be very difficult for the game and for the studio. On the one hand, you will have to face the problems that persist in the game with its next updates, where we remember that Cyberpunk 2077 continues outside the PS Store. And, on the other, CD Projekt faces four class action lawsuits combined into one, which will be processed soon, and will come to court in June.
Amatangelo worked at Electronic Arts for a decade, ending his tenure as Creative and Design Director at BioWare. Inside the Edmonton studio, he worked on titles such as Dragon Age: Inquisition and Star Wars: The Old Republic. With this transition from CD Projekt to work on several developments in parallel, and beyond its futuristic open-world RPG, we remind you that the company is working on a new main installment of The Witcher.