A new day has risen for the The Witcher. Author Andrzej Sapkowski has signed a new agreement with CD Projekt Red. In August 2018 Mr. Sapkowski had demanded an extra roughly $15 million from CD Projekt Red after admitting that he’d underestimated the popularity of video games. Initially his claims were rejected by CD Projekt Red but then nearly six months later they did agree to increase his royalties.
“It is the Company’s will to maintain good relations with authors of works which have inspired CD PROJEKT RED’s own creations.”. –CD Project Red
They concluded more talks on December 20th, 2019 by signing an agreement with “further solidifying their relationship”. There is an NDA in place preventing either party from disclosing the details of this new agreement but there is new hope for more content in the Witcher franchise.
“The agreement confers new rights upon the Company and reaffirms its existing title to “The Witcher” intellectual property in developing video games, graphic novels, board games and merchandise.”-CD Projekt Red
Fans of the franchise have been hoping for more content since the third installment released in 2015. Cameo rumors of a character in the upcoming CyberPunk 2077 has fueled this fire as well. Some fans have even suggested the company look into spin-offs with various characters or perhaps explore other story arcs. Now with the recent release of the Netflix Series the character is becoming popular to a whole new audience as well. There’s certainly a lot of material to draw upon and this agreement gives hope to more things in the future.