The Witcher is one of the series that I always wanted to get into, but I never had the time to invest in it. You can tell that a lot of effort went into making the games and the fanbase who follows the franchise is pretty strong. Also, the game series is a fucking national treasure in Poland, based of the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, so it has that going for it too.
The franchise is also making the big leap to television with a Netflix series. It has a decent cast, with Henry Cavill playing the witch fucker Geralt. The cast is rounded out by Freya Allan as Princess Ciri and Anya Chalotra as the sorceress Yennefer.
Looking pretty good. I was apprehensive when I first heard the news that Netflix was doing this, but it seems like a high quality production. Maybe inspired a bit by Game of Thrones? With that series ending, there’s a void of hot fantasy based sex on TV.
Actually no black magic is being used, but how cool would it be if CD Projekt Red and port devs Saber Interactive pulled off some David Lo Pan shit and fit a massive action RPG like The Witcher 3 on a tiny Switch cart?
As a Switch owner myself, I kind of expect to have to download a massive patch to make a title playable after buy a physical copy of a game. It’s one of the reasons why I said, “fuck it” and bought large SD card and just downloaded all my games like I do on Xbox One and PS4.
However, turns out that the patches are necessary because publishers are cheap bastards. SURPRISE!
To get back on point, for The Witcher III, CD Projekt Red and Saber Interactive are putting the game on 32GB cart instead of the more standard, and cheaper 16GB card
I’m sure some fancy compression tech is being used, so who knows, maybe some cool black magic is being used?
Polish developer/publisher CD Projekt has called an urgent meeting to protect itself from possible hostile makeover, according to Polish media sources.
Thanks to Chrome translate, which is not perfect, but better than nothing I suppose, company management called for a meeting to take place on November 29. Via Google translate, the goal of the meeting is to initiate a plan that will “protect and ensure respect for the interests of all shareholders in the event of potential emergence of a major investor, who would not want to suggest a fair price.”
It is not known if this meeting is being called due to rumblings or just because they want to shore things up as a best practice.
CD Projekt Red, which is both fiercely independent and successful, has been rumored to be in major publisher cross-hairs in the past for possible take-over.