The Witcher Author and CD Projekt Sign New Deal to Continue Relationship
The new deal reaffirms CD Projekt's rights to control The Witcher IP moving forward.
On the same day that The Witcher TV series has finally landed on Netflix, CD Projekt has announced a new move that will keep the video game publisher involved with the IP into the future.
Over on the company’s official website, CD Projekt revealed that it has now signed a new deal with Andrzej Sapkowski, the author of The Witcher novels. This new agreement is said to give CD Projekt renewed rights and allows the publisher to continue controlling The Witcher when it comes to “video games, graphic novels, board games, and merchandise.”
“We’ve always admired Mr. Andrzej Sapkowski’s works — a great inspiration for the team here at CD Projekt Red,” Adam Kiciński, President and CEO of CD Projekt said in a statement regarding the move. “I believe today marks a new stage in our continued relationship.”
Obviously, the most notable thing that this deal sets up is the potential for a fourth game in The Witcher series from CD Projekt Red. While no such game is currently in development (at least that we know of) and the studio is instead working on Cybeprunk 2077, it would seem that renewing this partnership with Sapkowski will allow for such a game to one day come to fruition. CD Projekt also didn’t say how long this new deal will run for, but it would assumedly be for a period of multiple years.
We’ll have to wait to see what the future holds for The Witcher franchise in the video game space, but it seems like CD Projekt has plenty of more plans for it based on this new deal.