During the recent summer conference, it was announced that The Witcher 2 had sold 1.7 million copies “across all platforms”, which means that figure also includes Xbox 360 sales of the Enhanced Edition of the game. That’s a pretty respectable figure, and one expects it’ll only go up once the game is ported to Apple’s OS X.
To celebrate, GOG.com has knocked 40% of the list price of the PC version of The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition; that sale will evidently continue until the 6th of June.
On the interview scene, CDPR’s Grzegorz Rdzany sat down with Impulse Gamer to talk about The Witcher 2. Impulse Gamer also “interviewed” Triss Merigold, the principal love interest for Geralt in the Witcher series. Triss is evidently the cover girl for Playboy in Poland this month.
Also, there’s been some interesting speculation concerning the first Witcher game, fueled in no small part by the release of some concept art and the appearance of something called Rise of the White Wolf on certain Xbox-related retail sites.
And don’t miss GOG’s Trevor Longino’s slow jam love letter to developers. Or do. Do miss it. Trust me. You’ll thank me. Don’t…don’t..you…you clicked that, didn’t you?
Of course, all this aside, the big news from our favourite Polish RPG developers this week was the announcement of their next game, an RPG based on Cyberpunk 2020 (the pen-and-paper RPG which is itself based on the works of William Gibson and others). As I noted on my Examiner blog earlier this week:
“Cyberpunk 2020 offered a very futuristic take on a film noir presentation, and is set in a world that is controlled by warring mega-corporations, which the United States (and other nations) were forced to turn to in order to survive a massive global economic collapse. In the pen-and-paper game, you could play as almost anyone, from a lowly street thug to a high-powered corporate mover; presumably CD Projekt Red will keep to these themes with their promise of ‘customizable characters, multiple classes, plenty of weapons and implants, and a non-linear story’.
CD Projekt Red are talented developers, make no mistake; the level of potential here is huge. Syndicate (the original, not Starbreeze Studios’ re-imagining of it) set the bar pretty high for cyberpunk-themed games, and CDPR could just give Bullfrog’s classic a run for its money.“