The network has information about a new official deal between the Polish studio CD Projekt RED and a writer from the same side, Andrzej Sapkowski on the rights to create products for his book series, in which fans immediately saw preparations for the development of the game “The witcher 4“.
CDPR announced that it has entered into a new agreement with the author of books about Geralt of Rivia, Andrzej Sapkowski, Gamebomb.ru reports. The creators of the gameThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt“(The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt) did not begin to disclose the details of this agreement, but assured the fans that it completely suits both parties and clearly prescribes the interaction between them. Fans of the developers decided that so the studio decided to prepare for the development of the next part of the Witcher 4 franchise. “We have always admired the work of Mr. Andrzej Sapkowski. They became a major inspiration for the CD Projekt RED team. I believe that today marks a new stage in our future relations, ”said Adam Kicinski, President of the company. This only confirmed the fans’ assumptions.
In a statement, CD Projekt RED said that now the company fully owns all the rights to the Witcher franchise in the creation of video games, comics, board games and various merchandise, Gamebomb.ru reports. Many fans hope that the development of The Witcher 4 is already at some of its early stages, despite preparations for the release of Cyberpunk 2077. Other fans of the franchise suggested that this new contract is associated with the successful premiere of the series The Witcher from Netflix. The developers could decide to clarify all their rights, so that in the future there was no reason for proceedings with an American company.
Last year, Andrzej Sapkowski demanded an additional $ 16 million from CDPR for the rights to develop the Witcher series of games. The writer admitted that he sold them for a very small amount due to a lack of confidence in the gaming industry. He believed that games can not bring a lot of money. As a result, the developers agreed to pay the writer an additional amount. None of the parties announced the size, but the payout was less than what Sapkovsky had originally requested.