Witcher 3 veterans announce a multiplayer stealth-action game set in feudal Japan

In 2021, CD Projekt successfully crowdfunded a Witcher-based manga (opens in new tab) called The Witcher: Ronin that reimagines Geralt and the gang in feudal Japan. Now former members of CD Projekt are looking to take it one step further by launching a studio called Dark Passenger (opens in new tab) that’s working on an all-new online action game set in—you guessed it—feudal Japan.

Dark Passenger’s co-founders, Jakub Ben and Marcin Michalski, both worked on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and its expansions as part of CD Projekt, Ben as a cinematic artist and art team coordinator and Michalski as environmental artist; Michalski later served as senior artist on Gwent and Thronebreaker. They were also “outsource partners” on Cyberpunk 2077 through the Realtime Warriors (opens in new tab) studio, which created in-game television cinematics.