Established in 2002, located in Warsaw (HQ) and Kraków, Poland, CD Projekt RED was born out of raw passion to video games. The studio’s founders–Michał Kiciński and Marcin Iwiński, both pioneers in video game distribution in Poland in the 90s, decided to employ their gaming industry experience in video game development. A lot of time has passed since 2002, and the studio’s logo remained mostly untouched. Until today.
Ever since we started working on the third installment in The Witcher franchise, it has been our aim to produce a title that would take our 11 years of experience in creating RPGS and distill them into a quintessence, into a game that would effectively crown those years. At the same time, we have wanted The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to expand creative boundaries, set new benchmarks, develop the genre as a whole. Ultimately, you, the players, must get an unforgettable adventure to experience in a vast, open world – and that’s most important. We’ve created a story that flows naturally, cinematically, rendered it in amazing sound and visuals, while preserving full freedom of choice – all for you. We knew this to be an ambitious plan, but believed we could achieve it by bringing together our team with its creative energies and current gaming platforms with their technical capabilities. A project this vast and complex would inevitably require special care in its final stages, manual fine-tuning of many details, thorough testing time and again.
The day many of you (including me) have been waiting for is finally here! We are thrilled to introduce the brand new Witcher forum experience. Besides the completely new engine, we are very happy to introduce additional features like one account for all of our services, i.e. thewitcher.com, cyberpunk.net and REDkit, seamless navigation between each room and an achievement system… just to name a few.
We are excited to announce that NAMCO BANDAI Games Australia and New Zealand, a leading video game publisher, developer and distributor, will distribute the third part of The Witcher saga and join the studio in bringing the series to the key markets of Australia and New Zealand. Namco Bandai will exclusively distribute and promote the game in these territories.