Back in 2011, President Obama received some gifts from Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. Among them was a copy of The Witcher 2 which is developed by the Polish studio, CD Projekt. During his current trip to the European nation, the President mentioned the game during a speech.
“The last time I was here, Donald gave me a gift, the video game developed here in Poland that’s won fans the world over, The Witcher,” said President Obama. “I confess, I’m not very good at video games, but I’ve been told that it is a great example of Poland’s place in the new global economy. And it’s a tribute to the talents and work ethic of the Polish people as well as the wise stewardship of Polish leaders like prime minister Tusk.”
It’s not every day that a world leader mentions a video game so this is pretty cool news. I’m sure that CD Projekt is very happy about this as well. Their latest, The Witcher 3, has been delayed until next year so this is a good way for it to remain in the public consciousness.