Shortly after the new TV series starring Geralt of Rivia aired on Netflix, CD Projekt and Andrzej Sapkowski (Author of The Witcher book series) have signed an agreement to solidify their relationship into the future. In a public post on their official site, CD Projekt stated the following:
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.
Whether this will necessarily lead to further Witcher games in the future is unclear, though there’s at least a chance that the game planned after Cyberpunk 2077 could be a new entry in the series. In a forum thread on the official site, CD Projekt moderator Donata Popławska said this:
As for the strategy of the CD PROJEKT Capital Group for 2016-2021, its plans for the release of the second AAA game by 2021 remain unchanged.
We are currently focusing on the production and promotion of Cyberpunk, so we do not want to comment on further projects.
The second AAA project’s identity is still a mystery, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as any news breaks on this subject.