Polish developer CD Projekt, makers of The Witcher, have struck up a deal with the tech company Optimus S.A. and as a result CD Projekt enters the public domain and receives a cash infusion. The 23 million dollar deal allows CD Projekt to become 50% owners in Optimus S.A. and Optimus becomes indirect owners in CDP Investment.
But what does this all mean for us, the gamers? The simple answer is that CD Projekt Red now has the cash needed “to pursue our operational goals in troubled times”. Although the console version of The Witcher has gone the way of the Dodo, production on the sequel to the first game is heating up. The recently announced The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is confirmed to have 50+ developers from the first game despite recent cuts to the staff which seemingly had come from development team on the defunct console version. So fans of The Witcher can now let out a sigh of relief knowing that CD Projekt Red is moving forward and producing a brand new The Witcher title just for us.