If you were following the news lately you might already know about the legal dispute between The Witcher’s author Andrzej Sapkowski and CD Projekt regarding the license of The Witcher. Now, both sides are putting the past behind them and signed a new deal which might mean a bright future for the fans of The Witcher game series.
The news on the official CD Projekt website states that both parties signed an agreement further solidifying their relationship. Here’s the full text of the announcement:
CD PROJEKT, creators of “The Witcher” series of games and upcoming role-playing game “Cyberpunk 2077”, together with Andrzej Sapkowski, author of “The Witcher” books, would like to inform that today both parties signed an agreement further solidifying their relationship.
“We’ve always admired Mr. Andrzej Sapkowski’s works — a great inspiration for the team here at CD PROJEKT RED,” says Adam Kiciński, President and Joint CEO, CD PROJEKT. “I believe today marks a new stage in our continued relationship,” Kiciński concludes.
The agreement satisfies and fully clarifies the needs and expectations of both parties, past, and present, and sets out a framework for the future cooperation between the two sides.
The agreement grants CD PROJEKT new rights, as well as confirms the company’s title to “The Witcher” intellectual property in video games, graphic novels, board games, and merchandise.
Why now? The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt game seemed to conclude the story told in the books by Andrzej Sapkowski. However, we should not forget that a bit earlier CD Projekt told us that they would like to return to The Witcher’s world sometime in the future, so maybe this new agreement includes some spin-off titles… or remasters of the old games? We’ll just have to wait and see, but our senses telling us that The Witcher 3 might not be the last game in the series.