CD Projekt settled a dispute with the creator of The Witcher universe, Andrzej Sapkowski, who sued the company, demanding compensation of about $ 16 million for the success of the game.
At one time, Sapkovsky literally for a penny sold the rights to a video game for the Witcher. He did not believe in the success of the project, refused interest on sales and received one payment of only 35 thousand zlotys (about 10 thousand US dollars).
We have always been inspired by the work of Andrzej Sapkowski, a great source of inspiration for the CD Projekt RED team. I am sure that today has come a new stage in our long-term cooperation. Adam Kichinski, President, CD Project
The amount of compensation that the developers paid to the author of the book is not reported. However, the statement notes that the agreement is fully satisfactory to both parties. In addition, CD Projekt received new rights and confirmed the existing ones on the Witcher brand in video games, graphic novels, board games and merchandise.