Recently, developer CD Projekt Red, unfortunately, announced that they would be postponing the upcoming announcement regarding futuristic RPG Cyberpunk 2077, a decision which was made to honor the ongoing protests and media blackouts worldwide. However, the studio did have one exciting piece of news to deliver regarding a certain beloved fantasy franchise.
The Witcher, CD Projekt's flagship franchise, has officially sold more than 50 million units. This is a combined total including all three games in the series — 2007's The Witcher, 2011's The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — and their associated DLC expansions. That's an entire valley of plenty's worth of coins tossed to our Witcher!
Over 50 million adventurers joined Geralt on his journey from Kaer Morhen to Vizima, through Flotsam and Vergen, Velen and Novigrad to Skellige Isles and Toussaint, and many, many more places, time and time again…
Thank you and may we meet on the path again! ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/cZwOup9CEc
— The Witcher (@witchergame) May 28, 2020
Although this number may seem small compared to other major video game franchises, it is an impressive statistic given CD Projekt's previous status as a relative unknown. The series, which chronicles the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, the titular monster slayer, has catapulted the Polish-based developer to international fame.
All three Witcher games continue to sell well every year, Wild Hunt in particular. 2019 saw a fresh burst in popularity for the franchise following the release of a popular Netflix series starring Henry Cavill in the title role. In fact, CD Projekt estimates that more people were playing Wild Hunt in late 2019 and early 2020 than were immediately following its 2015 release.
Although CD Projekt is currently working on Cyberpunk 2077, which is planned to release in September, studio executives have hinted that they might potentially be interested in returning to the world of The Witcher in the future. Hopefully, the series' popularity will only encourage them further.
The original The Witcher and Assassin of Kings are both currently available for PC via Windows. In addition to its PC version, Wild Hunt is also available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Congratulations to CD Projekt Red on this amazing accomplishment. We hope to share many more adventures with Geralt and friends along the Witcher's Path in the future!