Adam Kicinski has responded to some financial concerns in regards to the upcoming multiplatform video game, "The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt." According to a report from Game Banshee on May 10, the chief executive officer reassured that investors should not have anything to worry about. In March, CD Projekt Red's stock dropped as the company announced that the upcoming video game won't be released this year.
Adam Kicinski is adamant that the extra development costs due to the postponement won't hurt the bottom line for "The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt" in terms of profitability. He stated that the upcoming title is still among the most-anticipated upcoming software products, adding that every retailer wants to sell it. The third main installment also contains more "minimum guarantees" when compared to the first two games of the series, "The Witcher" and "The Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings," combined. You can find the full comments made by the chief executive officer in the Reuters interview below:
Regarding the business side, there is no risk of a loss on the Witcher 3 game. This is one of the most awaited games in the world, and every distributor wants to have it in its catalogue. The value of minimum guarantees from distributors in the case of Witcher 3 is many times higher than in the case of the previous editions.
"The Witcher" and "The Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings" have sold seven million units copies total. The first game was made available exclusively for the PC in 2007 while the second title came out four years later for the same platform in 2011. Finally, "The Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition" was released the following year on the PC and Xbox 360, the first console launch for the series.
"The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt" should be hitting the PC, PS4 and Xbox One all at once. The third entry managed to gain some notoriety by being one of the earliest next-generation games shown off. The positive buzz continued as the development team revealed that the product will feature an open-world to explore. However, the project may have been a little too ambitious as it has been pushed back until next year. A gameplay screen showcasing the open-world action role-playing game from its Facebook page can be viewed with the photo embedded to the top of this article.