The Witcher writer Andrzej Sapkowski and sport collection developer CD Projekt Red have introduced they’ve reached an settlement relating to a authorized case filed in 2018, wherein Sapkowski was looking for further compensation for the video games’ gross sales.
The assertion, launched by CDPR, didn’t disclose the small print of the settlement, however it did state that it is supposed to resolve the present authorized case and set a clearer path ahead. It additionally says that the settlement “confers new rights” upon CDPR whereas retaining its present title rights for The Witcher video games, graphic novels, board video games, and merchandise.
“[T]he agreement satisfies and fully clarifies the requirements and expectations of both parties in light of previously concluded agreements, and establishes a framework for future cooperation between the parties,” it reads.
“We’ve always admired Mr. Andrzej Sapkowski’s works–a great inspiration for the team here at CD Projekt Red,” said CEO Adam Kiciński, in a statement. “I consider at present marks a brand new stage in our continued relationship.”
Sapkowski had beforehand filed a legal demand for $16 million (£12.Four million), citing a Polish Act on Copyright and Related Rights that enables further compensation when the unique sum was too low primarily based on “advantages obtained in affiliation with using that writer’s work.” Essentially, since the Witcher series took off, Sapkowski’s lawyers contended he deserved a bigger cut. CDPR said it “will go to nice lengths to make sure amicable decision” however prompt that $16 million was merely an excessive amount of.
The recognition of the Witcher online game collection could have helped result in the live-action Netflix collection starring Henry Cavill, which premieres at present. In GameSpot’s review, Michael Rougeau discovered the casting and manufacturing top-notch, however stated the story was out-of-sequence and troublesome to trace.
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