Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED has discussed how the team approached its adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski book series, and how it hopes to match the sales success of key competitors Dragon Age and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with its third game.
“There’s a certain amount of things which you can do with PR”, said VP of business development Michal Nowakowski in a Game Informer video interview, “But there are limits to that. Without solid support and a solid budget – which we believe we can secure with the right partnership – it’s really difficult to achieve numbers like some of our competition… Dragon Age, the Skyrim franchise and whatnot.”
“Are we that much behind them in terms of the quality of the games? Of course we’ve got a lot to learn. We do know that, but I really do think that we can deliver a game of at least similar quality, if not better of course.
“Our target is to be better, always. We always had ambitions to be at the top level in terms of quality of build, but also to be independent. That’s very important for us.”
What do you think of the above. Is he being humble, or does The Witcher 3 really need to smash past Skyrim and Dragon Age sales to be considered a top-tier player? I’m guessing not, given how well regarded the series has become.
You can check out Michal’s full video interview over at Game Informer.