A group of veteran CD Projekt Red developers has founded “Blank,” a Polish game studio that seeks to build novel, “beautifully crafted” titles. The studio’s first project is a “character-driven game” with an apocalypse setting, though further details have not yet been revealed.
Blank’s founders are Cyberpunk 2077 game director and The Witcher 3 co-game director Mateusz Kanik and both titles’ executive producers Jędrzej Mróz and Marcin Jefimow. The studio is headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, and its 10-strong team primarily consists of former CD Projekt Red and 11 bit studios developers. The team is looking to expand to almost 60 people to support development on the upcoming unannounced project, which will have “a twist or two.” The studio also shared a piece of concept art for the project:
Kanik celebrated his studio’s reveal and elaborated on its vision as follows:
We’re thrilled to announce Blank. and to start expanding our incredible team. 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.
Blank’s first game does not yet have a release date or even a title, but we’ll be sure to update our readers once more information is revealed. For now, those interested can learn more about the studio on its official website and LinkedIn page.