- Jul 25, 2008
This is exactly the stuff that gets him worked up. Every interview I read he seemed to have to say something, like the new books using the game's likeness of Geralt, or how so many people think he wrote the books based off the games, or how no one will remember him; only the games. I get it, but he has gotten rich largely due to the games. He had the option to play a role as a consultant, but he wasn't interested, could only manage to laugh at video games as a medium. He could have gone back to CDPR after the success of W2 and said "You know what, I was wrong, if you're still willing I'd like to be a part of this". No doubts CDPR would have renegotiated, they've shown that is how they like to do business, but he just kept basing games as stupid and a waste of time. Netflix isn't doing a new series because of the success of his books, but because of the success of the games! He is a consultant for it, but is blind to the fact he has the games to thank for the opportunity at all. When you compare him to other Authors who's IP has been monetized in other mediums (Tolkien, Rowling, R.R. Martin, Glukhovsky, etc.), the difference is stark. They've all embraced it, despite how different from their original vision it ends up being, because they know it is only going to boost their sales and diversify their residual income. Andrrzej is a good author, I enjoy his books, but he is a man child in real life.https://www.businessinsider.com/the-witcher-2015-7
Poland’s Prime Minister loves this spectacular video game so much he gave it to Obama as a gift
The last time I was here, Donald [Tusk] gave me a gift, the video game developed here in Poland that's won fans the world over, "The Witcher." I confess, I'm not very good at video games, but I've been told that it is a great example of Poland's place in the new global economy. And it's a tributre to the talents and work ethic of the Polish people as well as the wise stewardship of Polish leaders like prime minister Tusk.
I bet the author was fuming when he read that