Andrzej Sapkowski and CD Projekt will do business again for a few years, while the Polish studio will continue to operate the franchise in different areas.
Today is a big day for the license The Witcher: it is indeed this Friday that was launched the first season of the series with Henry Cavill on Netflix, for eight episodes which already create the craze.
On the video games side, if The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is still popular, thanks in particular to its recent Switch version, it’s a bit of a flat level novelty because you still have to give CD Projekt RED time to finalize its Cyberpunk 2077. But while the ambitious project will appear in April, the Witcher could perhaps return afterward. The Polish studio has just announced a new partnership with Andrzej Sapkowski, the author of the books behind this whole universe, for an “agreement that solidifies the relationship” between the developers and the novelist.
“We have always admired the work of Mr. Andrzej Sapkowski – he is a great inspiration to the team here at CD Projekt RED,” said Adam Kiciński, president and co-CEO of CD Projekt. “I believe that today marks a new stage in the continuity of our relationship,” concludes Kiciński.
The alliance “fully satisfies and clarifies the needs and expectations of both parties, past, and present, and defines a framework for future cooperation” between them. Above all, it allows CD Projekt to continue using the brand for video games, graphic novels, board games, and derivative products. In other words, he can legally offer us a The Witcher 4, and Andrzej Sapkowski would certainly be there to supervise the script. It remains to be seen whether the project is already under construction, or whether it will be necessary to wait very long years before finding Geralt de Riv on PS5 and Xbox Series X.