CD Projekt RED has announced that their much-loved Witcher franchise has officially surpassed the 20 million mark in worldwide sales. Back in August of last year, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (read our review of the base game here, and its expansion Hearts of Stone here) had sold six million copies, with four million of those having been purchased within two weeks of the game going on sale. In comparison, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings took three months to reach nearly one million copies sold back in 2011.
CD Projekt RED has also revealed that they’re working on another project for 2016, which they call “a new type of video game format previously unexplored by the studio.” We’re not yet sure what they mean by that, but they’ve made it clear that it’s separate from Cyberpunk 2077, which is due to arrive sometime next year. Later this year will see the launch of Blood and Wine, the second expansion for The Witcher 3. If you’re scratching your head right now and you’d like to know why The Witcher 3 has had such an immense impact, I’ll let Miklós explain.