The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has bought over 50 million copies worldwide, writer CD Projekt Crimson confirmed. The ridiculous feat, mixed with the general gross sales of the franchise, which incorporates 2007’s The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, makes it one of the vital profitable sequence of all time, with over 75 million models bought. The Witcher 3 now ranks ninth on the record of the best-selling titles in historical past, simply wanting Crimson Lifeless Redemption 2, which has bought 53 million copies. These numbers are anticipated to develop within the coming years, largely bolstered by the newly launched next-gen replace, which brings ray-tracing assist, improved efficiency on consoles, and a slew of quality-of-life adjustments.
“This exhibits the super energy of the franchise,” Piotr Nielubowicz, CFO, CD Projekt Crimson mentioned in a video summarising the corporate’s Q1 monetary outcomes. “This makes us much more excited with what the longer term holds, and with our upcoming initiatives set within the Witcher universe.” The studio presently has a brand-new Witcher trilogy within the works and plans to launch it inside a six-year interval, after the primary one — codenamed Witcher Polaris — drops. The primary of the mentioned saga was unveiled in March final 12 months with a snowy key artwork to go alongside. CD Projekt Crimson confirmed that it could be ditching its in-house engine for Unreal Engine 5. After all, the sequels within the trilogy will profit from the groundwork specified by the primary recreation, therefore the plan would not appear unrealistic for the group.
The Faculty of the Wolf is rising! 🐺 Over 50 million folks joined Geralt of Rivia on his Path of discovering Ciri and defeating the Wild Hunt!
Thanks to your huge assist through the years! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/lhMHmgF34z
— The Witcher (@witchergame) Might 29, 2023
The studio will proceed gaining assist from Epic Video games for its full-blown remake of the primary Witcher recreation. Codenamed Canis Majoris, the reimagining will take an open-world strategy, whereas charting the identical story as the unique 2007 recreation, which noticed the gruff monster hunter Geralt of Rivia on a quest to regain his reminiscences. And whereas it did obtain a remaster with new fashions and normal stability, this might be the primary time CD Projekt Crimson is remaking a recreation from its portfolio. Additionally, there’s the multiplayer spin-off title — codenamed Sirius — which underwent an inside overhaul, earlier this month. Its lead developer The Molasses Flood laid off 29 workers, citing a developmental restart to outline a brand new framework for the sport. Certainly, a narrative mode will probably be on the core of The Witcher multiplayer recreation.
We’ll even be listening to about CD Projekt Crimson’s different large title, Cyberpunk 2077, quickly on the Summer time Sport Fest — particularly, relating to the Phantom Liberty enlargement, which stars Idris Elba (The Suicide Squad) as Solomon Reed, an FIA Agent for the New United States of America. The presentation has been included within the Play Days class, which is a particular invite-only preview occasion for media and influencers. Geoff Keighley’s Summer time Sport Fest kicks off June 9 at 12:30am IST in India/ June 8 at 12pm PT within the US, dwell from the YouTube Theatre in Los Angeles. The occasion will probably be obtainable to stream on all main live-streaming platforms, together with YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, and TikTok.