December is here, so it’s time for all sorts of award ceremonies and conclusions. We have managed to win a few in lately, like Fun & Serious Game Festival (European PC game, best European RPG and for the best game scripts) and Whatifgaming (Best PC Game, Best Graphics Technology, Best Artistic Design, Best Voice Acting). We would like to thank you all for your continued support for our game and the team.
Why doesn’t the turkey gobble? Cause you ate him for Thanksgiving, and good for you! But you can still tweet! It’s time for our Thanksgiving and Black Friday Twitter giveaway!
The rules are simple:
1.Start following our account on Twitter (@witchergame)
2.Compose a tweet in which you finish the following phrase: “@witchergame #Geralt is awesome, because…”
3.We will randomly choose three tweets sent before Friday 10 p.m. (EST/GMT -5) and contact winners via Direct Message on Monday. The lucky ones will receive exclusive mousepads, courtesy of Razer Poland.
Please remember to include #Geralt and @witchergame in your tweets to be eligible to enter.
As simple as that! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
We have just released a small patch improving communication between game installations and the registration server as well as Arena Leaderboards. We have also introduced a number of corrections to The Witcher 2 configuration tool. The game launcher will automatically update any new installation of the game to version 2.1. If you encounter difficulties with the automatic update, please refer to our support section for manual download link.
Investor’s Day is wrapping up as we speak, but we’ve already prepared a short summary of everything that you need to know about CD Projekt RED’s plans for the next four years.
-The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 is scheduled for release in Q1 of 2012
-All future, major releases will be multi-platform (at least two platforms)
-RED Studio will be working on two different AAA+ projects simultaneously
-Next, two big games are coming out respectively in 2014 and 2015
-There will be two other releases in the meantime
-Studio will continue to develop and work on its own technology called REDengine
-CDR will continue making games for mature audience with complex, non-linear story
That’s all what we have for now but there are more events like this coming in the future, so we will have more details for you as they become available. Additionally, here’s a summary done by Polygamia.
The Investor’s Day 2011 live stream from CD Projekt’s HQ will be available in Polish on CDP RED’s website and Polygamia.pl, starting at 10.15 (GMT +1) the 17th Novemeber. The company’s board will present a 4 year strategy plan for the entire CD Projekt RED group. Those of you who know Polish will be able to learn about the future of each company i.e. the CD Projekt RED development studio, the digital distribution platform GOG.com and the Polish brick and mortar distributor of movies and games – CD Projekt. Later on Thursday we’ll publish a full report about the Investor’s Day conference, so stay tuned!
Our colleague, and one of the most dedicated modders, known among the community as Flash, has just released a huge update for his biggest mod to the first Witcher game. It’s called Full Combat Rebalance 1.5 and as stated by its title, it changes almost everything about the combat system. FCR is Flash’s second go at The Witcher’s combat and judging by his previous work called Flash Mod, you can expect only the finest. If you were thinking about replaying our first game and were seeking for a new challenge, look no further. You can download FCR Mod here. We also encourage everyone to discuss FCR in its official thread on our message boards.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in our Halloween competition. As always, our community went above and beyond the call of duty and literally flooded our inbox with loads and loads of pictures of great costumes. It was really tough to pick the winners, so we decided to reward 4 of the best contestants. Each one of you will be receiving a bag of Witcher goodies from us. Click on the names to see pictures:
Emilie as Triss
Yuikami as a female version of Vernon Roche
Axel as a minstrel teasing a Blue Stripes’ War Dog
Michał as Egan/Auckes
You have to admit that these costumes are pretty impressive. Just a quick glance at those pictures is enough to see how much time and preparations went into creating those amazing outfits. Once again, congratulations!
CD Projekt RED Studio is proud to announce that it’s started working with internationally renowned and award-winning FNAM Chamber Choir from Bydgoszcz. At this moment, we can’t give you any more details, but stay alert because we might shed a little bit more light on this feature quite soon. In the meantime, feel free to visit Choir’s official website, where you can learn about their history and get familiar with some of their work.
CD Projekt RED will be hosting an Investor’s Day on November 17th, during which the company will present development strategy and expansion plans for the next four years. It’s going to be a unique occasion for all shareholders and potential investors to see how the company looks like on the inside. It’s going to be even more interesting, since it will be the first time for our company to unveil such long-term strategies since entering Warsaw Stock Market. Stay tuned for more info, there’s a lot of exciting news coming up.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings won 3 awards during the Spanish Fun & Serious Game Festival. Our game received trophies for the best European PC game, best European RPG and for the best game script. We’re very pleased with another distinction for The Witcher 2 and would like to thank all our fans. It wouldn’t have been possible without you guys!
Our Moderating Team has just launched another special Halloween & Thanksgiving Contest. There’s some swag to claim, so it’s worth to give it a shot, if you want to make additions to your collection of Witcher goodies. All you have to do is take a screenshot, and add a caption that will impress them (believe us, it won’t be easy to do it, they’ve seen a lot). All entries are valid through 24.11.2011 11:59 PM. Here’s a direct link to the thread with all the necessary information.