Former Witcher Designer, Damien Monnier, Joins Dying Light Studio To Work On A New Open-World Fantasy RPG

By   /   Dec 13, 2016
Damien Monnier joins Techland

Damien Monnier who is a notable former designer of The Witcher franchise has just been hired by Techland, the studio behind critically acclaimed Dying light. The designer has been hired by Techland as lead designer of a new IP.

This new Ip from Techland is one the two games that the studio announced back in May. The studio told GameInformer, that the new Ip is an open-world fantasy game with RPG elements, co-op multiplayer and single-player. The game described, fits with the Damien Monnier’s experience that he acquired while working on The Witcher franchise from 2012 to 2016.

Monnier was the senior gameplay designer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and after that, he was the lead designer of the upcoming Gwent: The Witcher Card Game which is currently in beta. Before working at CD Projekt Red the designer worked as a level and game designer at Evolution Studios, the developer of MotorStorm and DriveClub.

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Techland said that they are excited to welcome Damien to the studio and they have big ambitions for their upcoming game for which they require “people with ingenious ideas”.

As a whole, we’re extremely excited to welcome all the recent additions to the Techland family. We’ve got really big ambitions for our next internally developed games so people with ingenious ideas as well as the skill and knowledge to bring them to life are absolutely essential.

Fans of The Witcher franchise are very excited about the upcoming Gwent: The Witcher card game. Recently, the developer confirmed that GWENT will support Cross Network play for both Xbox One and PC. However, PlayStation 4 is not yet confirmed, and according to the devs, they are looking into other options.

GWENT The Witcher Card Game will launch for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but no specific release date has been announced.