Blank is a brand new studio that has been formed by former CD Projekt RED developers Mateusz Kanik, Jędrzej Mróz and Marcin Jefimow. Mateusz was the game director for Cyberpunk 2077 and co-director of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Jedrzej and Marcin were executive producers on both games. Blank’s first game has not been named yet, but it will be a character driven post apocalyptic game.
“We’re thrilled to announce Blank. and to start expanding our incredible team,” said Mateusz Kanik, Blank. Co-founder and Game Director. “After working for years in an increasingly conservative industry, we’re ready to make bold, impactful projects that share our unique creativity and values. Where the industry champions a dictatorship of the creative individual, we want to give ownership to the team. Where the industry leans on crunch culture, we prefer work-life balance. Where the industry says bigger is better, we’re setting our sights on highly polished games with a focus on emotion, story, and craftsmanship.”
Marcin Jefimow, Blank. Co-Founder and Executive Producer, said “Our game development philosophy comes from our own stories and experiences. With Blank. we want to build a space where we can honor our histories, but also be playful and open to brand new inspirations as we collaborate creatively. We’ve already got a head start on a budding new project that we can’t wait to share with players and craft with new team members.”
Jędrzej Mróz, Blank. Co-Founder and Executive Producer said, “Over our many years of making games, we’ve seen the importance of marrying inspiring ideas with well-defined scope, that’s supported by a strong team and realistic budget. We’re committed to quality craftsmanship and running the studio in a sustainable way; we plan to increase our projects’ scope as we expand the team and its capabilities.”
Source: Press Release