Submitted by Prcko 754d ago | news

The Witcher 3 will cost more than 100 million zł (34 mil$)- Most Expensive Polish Game Ever Created

Manufacturers of computer games have become accustomed us that the creation of new works are able to spend more than the budget are the biggest Polish movies. However, the establishment of a Polish record in this area is gearing up CD Projekt. How betrays Adam Kicinski, President of Warsaw, the cost of production and the subsequent marketing of the third part of The Witcher will exceed 100 million zł. (PC, PS4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xbox One)

CaptainFaisal  +   754d ago
Looks amazing ! never played witcher before but might give this one a try! looks AWESOME!
ZodTheRipper  +   754d ago
You can still play Witcher 2, it's one of the best RPG's this gen and anything else than outdated.
JsonHenry  +   754d ago
You could probably start from part 2 and not miss too much from part 1. It is hands down one of the best RPGs ever made. The story telling, decision making model, and combat are top tier. Worth every penny.
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zeddy  +   754d ago
i hope people buy it, im going to need my rpg fix on the ps4.
Bleucrunch  +   754d ago
It seems as if they are going the way of Halo 3's ridiculous marketing to get the name of this game out. I never played a Witcher game but I look forward to getting this version as I loved what I saw at E3.
Mariusmssj  +   753d ago
In all fairness they didn't do any advertisement for first two. No banners, posters on the streets ads on tv and ect.
zeal0us  +   754d ago
Selling over ~600k copies shouldnt be hard for a title big as this.
Prcko  +   754d ago
so 600k copies will bring them profit?
NameRemoved0017  +   754d ago
They don't make 100% profit they have to pay to ship it, package it and advertise it, realistically they probably need to sell 750k-800k to break even if their going to do advertising.

They make a lot more off the PC version of the game though than the console version since steams fees are much lower and no physical copies are made.
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awi5951  +   754d ago
No they will give you the option to buy it directly from them from GOG.com. So that is 100 percent profit for them thats where i buy my witcher game directly from the developer.
Razputin  +   753d ago
Good thing there are many different ways to sell on the PC.

First of course you need a publisher.

Steam, so I've heard only takes 5%. I do not know if this is entirely true, but you can see what is taken.

GOG.com will obviously be pure profit from them, but I am sure they will use other digital retailers.

But also physical media which I know they will use. So a small percentage will go to whatever publisher they decide to use.

Also one good thing for the PC aspect is that there are no licensing fees, but there is with consoles.

I'd love for them to sell at least 3-5 million copies. And I believe that can at least hit double the mark that they did with The Witcher 2, which sold just over 1mil and that was last year.

So here is to CDProjecktRed and their great success.

It's also good to note, the reason I support these guys is, not only do they offer you a physical copy of the game, or digital to where ever you purchased it from, but they also offer a NO DRM digital copy from their website. Also they do extensive patches and updates to their games.

Both the Witcher titles have "Enhanced Editions" which either add content or fix and patch a lot of issues, and in general add improvements.

I wasn't a huge fan of RPGs but this one for me is by far the only one I could get into and actually enjoy myself.
reef1017  +   754d ago
well they will get my money so only 599,999 more copies to go.
solar  +   754d ago
i dunno why but CD reminds me of Valve of a company that just wants to makes games, because they make games. they want to tell a story and all the DuckTales fucking money in a big pit is just a side affect. started small with an idea, now wants everyone to share and enjoy and money is an after thought.
NateCole  +   754d ago
And it shows.
AznGaara  +   754d ago
BUY THIS GAME! Honestly love this series. CD Projekt RED will always have my money.
NameRemoved0017  +   754d ago
Withcer 3 so far makes Skyrim look like crap.
Captain Qwark 9  +   754d ago
The witcher 2 made Skyrim look like crap lol but in all fairness, they are so different I'm not sure its a fair comparison. Fantasy setting, action RPG, those are common grounds bur game play mechanics are wildly different and meant to be that way
Bigpappy  +   754d ago
Do you know that CD Projekt has high praise for Skyrim. More and more developers are looking Bethesda consistent success with the open world formula and are nom trying to move in that direction. You guys really need to move pass this Bethesda bad on PS3 thing. You are getting PS4 now. I am sure you want Bethesda games on PS4. No?
dktxx2  +   754d ago
Can we please stop pitting every single RPG against each other? The Elder Scrolls and the Witcher both rock.
Software_Lover  +   754d ago
Why are these games costing this much when they have the basic assets already built? I just dont get it. Is everyone getting a raise and they are including bonuses in that price also?
NameRemoved0017  +   754d ago
A majority of that $ is probably from building their new engine, good thing about that is now they can use it for future games like Cyberpunk 2077.
JsonHenry  +   754d ago
I drool just thinking about Cyberpunk.
Bigpappy  +   754d ago
The game is way bigger now and opened world. They obviously had to hire more people to add all of this content. Developers don't get paid minimum wage.
webeblazing  +   754d ago
most likely it the cost of developing on other systems and keeping to their initial vision of the game with the more hrs they say the putting in the game with voice acting and animation. thinking about how much better quality witcher 2 was than other games it sound about right.

the question is why everybody saying this gen game is going to cost a lot when compared to thing thats already been done, games showing no physx, and gfx that already being done
rezzah  +   754d ago
Was going to get this but then I din't like what I saw at E3
Hassassin  +   754d ago
You are entitled to your own opinion... even if you are wrong (jejeje)
rezzah  +   754d ago
lol I'm only wrong based on your own opinion =p
aliengmr  +   754d ago
Why were you going to get it before?

What exactly were you expecting?
rezzah  +   754d ago
I guess from the great things I heard from #2, just knew that it was a game to look out for.

What I saw I compared to Dragons Dogma. There wasn't much excitement or battles (that interested me) from what I saw.
aliengmr  +   753d ago
Okay well, Your comment came off like you had experience with the series. Since you had none apart from hearing things your opinion makes more sense.
Nate-Dog  +   754d ago
Well you've already gotten my money CDPR. I sure hope this sells well, I usually don't care about sales for any games since most companies are loaded either way, but there's not a more fair and honest developer out there than CDPR that genuinely cares about their fans that I can think of.
Typical-Guy  +   754d ago
I'm really excited for this game but save those claims until we really can play the game and decide if it's that big.
1nsomniac  +   754d ago
Missed The Witcher 1 But The Witcher 2 is 1 of the best games of this generation I still play it constantly.

It also has a video introduction to the 1st game that explains what happened so I didn't feel like I missed anything by not playing the first. They have explained the third will have an even better introduction in to the series if you missed them.

The Witcher 3 is a day 1 buy for me without question!
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ThyMagicSword  +   754d ago
Good, but FF XV was way more impressive, that's because Ps4 is probably leadplattform of FF XV, maybe the next CD Project Game will use Ps4 as leadplattform like they've hinted.

PC allows for more at the moment, but new platforms are stepping up. In the future, it should be much easier to unify the requirements.

"Some things, like control schemes, will still need to be tailored to the platforms but the new platforms will unify requirements. PC was the lead platform for Witcher 2 because it was the most powerful, but that might change in the future."
Pintheshadows  +   754d ago
You honestly think that FFXV looked better than this. Well, i'll let you have your opinion but mine on that matter is Hell no!


But then I may be a bit biased, but seriously, NO.
Pintheshadows  +   754d ago
I would buy ten, Play one and wear the others round my belt. That is how much I want this game.
Dr Pepper  +   754d ago
I'm trying to wait patiently for this game. It is proving to be difficult.

Not sure if playing through the two Witcher games again will make that wait better or worse.
Pintheshadows  +   754d ago
I play The Witcher 2 on a constant cycle. Just do that until 3 releases.
Dr Pepper  +   754d ago
Sigh, I suppose that will have to do. That and listening to the soundtrack on a regular basis (which I seem to do a lot). The first two game have some of my favorite video game music...ever.
Pintheshadows  +   754d ago
They have some of my favourite videogame ever.
Krosis  +   754d ago
You get what you pay for.
Foxgod  +   754d ago
Impressive, i hope these guys make good profit on it, so they can continue their endevours.
ThyMagicSword  +   754d ago
Yes, Krosis. On paper you get what you pay for, but if they use the resources of the new consoles in order to optimize the games in the best possible way and more profitable, so you will get what you pay for. Pc Games 59,99 Dollars and Ps4 69,99 Dollars.
ThyMagicSword  +   754d ago
PintheShadows, your opinion is a fart in the landscape of Final Fantasy XV and so is Witcher 3, the third and last installment of the Witcher, Final Fantasy XV is for over eight years in development and now you come with your opinion? The Witcher 3 may a good game, but the next Elder Scrolls will take the throne, you can say that Witcher 3 will be better than Skyrim, but not than Elder Scrolls VI, dream on...
Pintheshadows  +   754d ago
No wonder you have shed a bubble already by spouting nonsense like that. Versus has been in development hell and after SE's FF output last gen I wouldn't put to much faith in them. CD Projekt on the other hand are one of the most talented developers out there. The Witcher 2 is a far superior RPG to Skyrim and The Witcher 3 will be a far superior RPG against everything else. I doubt you have even played the first two to know what i'm talking about. Poor you.
Lord-choas  +   754d ago
The sad part this is the last game thought.
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Dr Pepper  +   754d ago
I agree. It's sad that such a detailed fantasy world would only get 3 games made out of it. However, during one of those E3 interviews, a dev said that it may not be the end for the witcher series as a whole (in terms of video games). I hope that's true, but I also hope that, if they return to it, their passion for the series is still there (I don't want something shoved out the development door that they really didn't want to make).
ThyMagicSword  +   754d ago
I'm sure they will continue to make good games like Witcher after Witcher 3, still enourmos RPG's with open world and a ton of things to achieve. The sad part is the fact that they're gonna use the new consoles as lead for their game after Witcher 3, but for PC gamer... gnahahaha
Sketchy_Galore  +   754d ago
I might have to wait until it goes on sale. It looks good but I just don't have that kind of disposable income.
CrossingEden  +   754d ago
ONLY 34 MILLION??? wtf, gta4 and halo 4 both cost 100 million to make, wtf!
CrossingEden  +   754d ago
whoever disagreed with my comment is in complete denial and has never heard of fact checking
b_one  +   752d ago
Poland is cheaper with dev costs as you can see ;)
Hassassin  +   754d ago
I'll preorder as soon as its posible :)

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