Back in October, The Witcher author Andrzej Sapkowski wanted 60 million zlotys ($16 million) in additional royalties from CD Projekt Red. Here’s what happened in the end.
Back in October, The Witcher author Andrzej Sapkowski wanted 60 million zlotys ($16 million) in additional royalties from CD Projekt Red. In the beginning, the studio decided to decline, but the team has finally agreed to provide some extra compensation.
Wccftech states the Polish developer will offer the author further compensation in order to preserve an amicable working relationship, but the number, of course, won’t be anywhere near the $16 million which the author requested.
It all started with Sapkowski agreeing to sell the rights to the book series to CD Projekt back in 1997. He turned down a profit-sharing deal in favor of a cash deal because he didn’t think the games would be such success.
“They offered me a percentage of their profits. I said, ‘No, there will be no profit at all — give me all my money right now. The whole amount’,” said later Sapkowski. “It was stupid. I was stupid enough to leave everything in their hands because I didn’t believe in their success. But who could foresee their success? I couldn’t.”
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