According to Sebastian Zieliński, the former head of CD Projekt Red, the Polish developer managed to buy the license to The Witcher franchise over two installments for a small total of 35,000 PLN, or roughly $9,500 USD in today's money.
In his post, Zieliński went on to disclose that the first draft of the contract was actually rejected by Andrzej Sapkowski, the original creator of the series, because CD Projekt Red actually misspelled Geralt’s name as Gerald.
The latest game in the franchise, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt released in 2015 and received some of the best critical praise of this generation. The game sold (and continues to sell) very well, and put the series and the developer into the spotlight and mainstream, so much so that the series is now being brought to the TV world via Netflix in what could end up being a move that propels the series to new astronomical heights.
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