It looks like CD Projekt will continue to develop the Witcher game franchise and have already signed a new agreement
What is known
The Polish developer announced a new contractwith the author of The Witcher books Andrzej Sapkowski. The new agreement allows CD Projekt to use the universe for video games, graphic stories, board games and themed “merch.”
Details of the contract are not disclosed, but the companyclarified that the agreement “satisfies and fully clarifies the needs and expectations of both parties.” In addition, the developers established a framework for future collaboration.
“We have always admired Andrzej’s workSapkowski is the main source of inspiration for the CD PROJEKT RED team. I believe today marks a new stage in our future relationship,” said Adam Kiciński, President and CEO of CD PROJEKT.
In 2018, Sapkowski had a falling out with CD Projekt.demanding $16 million from the company. Initially, the parties agreed on a one-time sale of rights, and the author of the universe refused a percentage of game sales, as he did not believe in the success of the project. As a result, the games began to generate profits, which did not end up in the writer’s pocket. Then CD Projekt decided to remain on good terms with Sapkowski and paid him compensation, but less than the requested amount.
Now the writer and CD Projekt have a new contract.Firstly, fans have hope for a new part of The Witcher. In September 2019, the studio announced that it was moving to a “dual franchise” model, and would develop The Witcher and Cyberpunk in parallel. Secondly, now developers will not have to spend additional time resolving financial issues.</ p>
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