The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was a massive critical and commercial success, one that surpassed developer CD Projekt Red's expectations, according to co-founder Michał Kicińsk. "We're talking about a game that has pretty much won every single award and accolade that you can in this industry," Kicińsk told Polish website Gazeta (via Wccftech).
Despite the game's success, the studio's chief believes there's still room for their games to grow from a commercial standpoint, however. "If we're to expect something more, it would be even better sales of the game," he explained. "My brother Adam (CD Projekt's CEO) spoke about it at one of the investors conferences. The Witcher 3 was of course a gigantic commercial success, but in terms of sales there's still a lot of room for growth. CD Projekt's ambition is to catch up with the largest developers in the world in that area."
Kicińsk added that the licence itself can make all the difference as well, since The Witcher is a brand mostly famous in Central and Eastern Europe, unlike Cyberpunk's Western success, and he also shared his opinion that a fantasy setting is a lot more niche then a futurist setting.
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