CD Projekt RED has announced some seriously impressive sales figures for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The game has sold 4 million copies in just two weeks, and it’s a feat well-deserved. With a Metacritic score of 93 and critical acclaim across the board, The Witcher 3 is being hailed as one of the greatest role-playing games ever released. To mark the occasion, CD Projekt RED wrote an open letter to their fans, thanking them for their support.
“May 19th was a crucial date for all of us here at CD PROJEKT RED — we released The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, our open world role-playing game that we had been hard at work on for over 3 years,” wrote Marcin Iwiński, CD Projekt RED’s co-founder. “Since day one, you have given us tons of positive feedback and support — the sheer volume of emails we’ve gotten since launch simply congratulating us for our efforts is both epic and heartwarming, and I wish every developer comes to have such a fantastic community.”
Iwiński said that the team feels humbled by the fantastic scores the game as achieved across review sites, calling it their “dream coming true.” CD Projekt RED has put a lot of effort into making their fans feel valued. Patches have been released week on week, free DLC packs have been heaped onto the game, and the developer’s forums have been open since the game’s release to the feedback of the community. They also included a very nice letter in all physical copies of The Witcher 3, thanking people for buying the game. In short, CD Projekt RED is the very model of how gamers wish developers would behave.
“I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the four million gamers worldwide who bought The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in the first two weeks from launch,” Iwiński said. “Four million RPG fans spending their hard-earned money on our game is a sign that we did something right, and you can be sure that we’ll harness all that positive energy and make the upcoming expansions worthy of the grand adventure that you’re telling us Wild Hunt already is!”
In response to the letter, Witcher 3 fans seem to have only one thing to say: keep up the good work!