The Witcher Turns CD Projekt into Europe’s Second Biggest Gaming Company

Last 12 months’s launch of The Witcher on Netflix proved to be fairly useful for writer CD Projekt. The reputation of the present propelled curiosity in The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, a title initially launched by the writer almost 5 years in the past. However, Witcher followers are clearly starved for extra content material, and with new episodes of the sequence a while away, followers have to search out different methods to spend time with Geralt, Siri and Yennefer. That curiosity has turned Poland-based writer CD Projekt into Europe’s second-biggest video game firm, behind French writer Ubisoft. CD Projekt has been valued at $eight billion, in comparison with Ubisoft’s $9.6 billion worth.

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What’s most notable concerning the determine is the truth that CD Projekt was valued at $6.eight billion simply final month. It actually exhibits what a large affect the discharge of Netflix’s sequence has had on the writer in an extremely quick interval of time. It does not damage that Wild Hunt has acquired a plethora of accolades and awards through the years, nevertheless it’s exhausting to think about many different video games having that sort of demand so lengthy after their preliminary launch.

While CD Projekt has launched subsequent variations of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt since 2015 (together with a Nintendo Switch model simply final 12 months), it is notable that the corporate has not had any main releases, since. Of course, the highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 is due out later this year, but the title represents just the eighth game released so far by the company. It will be interesting to see whether that release can live-up to the legacy of Wild Hunt.

Of course, Wild Hunt isn’t the only Witcher-related content that has seen a big boost since the release of the Netflix series. Writer Andrzej Sapkowski’s original books have seen increased interest as a result, and publisher Orbit Books has increased production in order to meet demand. Sapkowski and CD Projekt have had an acrimonious relationship in the past, but the two have put aside their differences, coming to terms over future games in The Witcher franchise. A follow-up to Wild Hunt has not been officially announced just yet, but CD Projekt remains hard at work on GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, which should also keep fans occupied while they wait for season 2.

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