Marcin Momot, Global Community Lead for CD Projekt Red, recently announced on Twitter that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has hit a new player record on Steam. This comes four years after the initial release of The Witcher 3, likely a result of the Netflix Witcher series that released on December 20. Going off of Rotten Tomatoes the show has gotten mixed reviews from critics but has a very favorable audience score.
The new all-time peak player count on Steam from Momot’s tweet is 93,835. This number does not even count other platforms such as GOG, Xbox, or PlayStation which have more than likely seen a rise in people playing The Witcher 3 as well. This news comes on the heels of CD Projekt Red’s announcement of the solidification of their relationship with Andrzej Sapkowski the author of The Witcher book series. This latest upswing of players should serve as a good sign to CD Projekt Red that there is very much still a lot of interest in Geralt and The Witcher universe. Right now CD Projekt Red is focusing on the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, but with Sapkowski still on board with them and the renewed interest in the Witcher games it makes sense that next up could be another game in the Witcher universe.
The Witcher Netflix series has already been greenlit for a second season and depending on the release schedule that Netflix as planned for the second season CD Projekt Red could potentially try to line up a Witcher game with the release. With the differences between television and video game development timeframes this is highly unlikely, but it would defintiely set up both the series and a game that came out at the same time for a lot of success. As of now there are no concrete plans from CD Projekt Red as far as another game in the Witcher universe goes, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens after the release of Cyberpunk 2077.
What did you think of The Witcher Netflix show? What other video game series would you want to see Netflix give an adaptation to next?