CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3 has hit a new sales milestone for the studio.
The open-world RPG has sold over 6 million copies in its first six weeks of release, CD Projekt Red announced yesterday.
The company revealed this new sales figure as part of its latest earnings report, which also shows that the exact sales of the game total up to 6,014,576.
Studio head Adam Badowski has released a statement on the sales milestone:
“One could think we have six million reasons to be happy and that’s it. We do, but that number is also a big responsibility and I want everyone to know that we, as a studio, realize that. For us, all your high praise, all the positive reviews, are also an obligation–we’ve made a really good game but there’s still a long road ahead of us.”
“Yes, six million copies is a great achievement for a company making RPGs, but this business is not only about that. If our games are a gallery of sound, picture and text–you are the visitors of this gallery. To an artist, there’s no sweeter sight than people enjoying their work. That’s why, in the name of all the devs in the studio, I’d like to say thanks to each and every one of you.”
CD Projekt Red also revealed that the total development cost for The Witcher 3 was £53 million, quite modest for a modern AAA title.
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The Witcher 3 is rumoured to be the final chapter in Geralt’s story, but that doesn’t mean this is the last we will see of the Witcher franchise.
For now, CD Projekt Red is hard at work on the first major expansion for The Witcher 3. Hearts of Stone. This is due out in October, and is expected to bring over 30 hours of new content to the game.
Blood and Wine, the second expansion – coming in 2016 – will likely boast the same level of content.
CD Projekt Red has been freely supporting the game since launch, having already given away 16 pieces of downloadable content.
The Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine expansions will be available to purchase individually or as part of the game’s season pass.
CD Projekt Red is currently developing science-fiction title, Cyberpunk 2077. The futuristic, dystopian sci-fi title is in development for PS4, Xbox One and PC.