CD Projekt RED - Tomasz Gop to Leave CD Projekt RED
According to http://www.gamezilla.pl/content/tomasz-gop-odchodzi-z-cd-projekt-red Tomasz Gop has left or are planning to leave CD Projekt RED, the studio responsible for The Witcher 1 and Witcher 2. The news is in Polish, but luckily EbonHawk on the gogforums has translated this into English. A few samples of the translation:
Tomasz Gop worked at CD Project Red for 5 years and in that time he travelled upwards on a professional ladder finishing as Senior Producer. As a man responsible for the Witcher 2 at conferences and presentations he presented himself in an excellent fashion.
And then, there's this:
The Witcher 2 arrived and while the Xbox 360 version is in the making, Tomek (Tomasz) decided to part with the company. Our source says that he is tired and somewhat burned out. After all for the last few years he lived only on the adventures of Geralt and I am sure that other professionals employed in the industry will tell you that the virtual worlds do not necessary have the best effects on personal life. Furthermore it is somewhat hard to hide the fact that the port of Witcher 2 (presumably Xbox 360 version) is not the most fresh and highly anticipated product as the original and this means that the promotion of the said product delivers less satisfaction. Therefore our September presentation of the console version of the game (Witcher 2) during “Gamescom” will not include Tomek (Tomasz).
More confirmation links:
Scroll down to palimpsest's post.
Fchopin's post on the Bioware forums.
I didn't see this one coming, I must admit.
In this thread at gogforums Marcin360 confirms that
Tomek doesn't work with us anymore, however we all hope he's gonna have a change of heart and come back to us one day. Regardless, we wish him all the best.
Source: Good Old Games