CD Projekt, the parent company of dev studio of the Witcher series fame, announced they donated roughly $950,000 to fight the spread of Coronavirus in Poland. The donation is split between the board of directors and the company itself.
Marcin Iwinski, the co-founder and joint CEO of CD Projekt announced that the company had donated PLN 4 million, which translates to roughly $950,000 or €873,100, to a foundation that is actively fighting the spread of Coronavirus in Poland.
The donation went to Funadcja Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy, which is a Polish NGO with a history of 20 years of medical equipment fundraising. According to the statement , CD Projekt's board of directors and major shareholders donation PLN 2 million and the other half was donated by the company itself.
At the time of writing, there were 1085 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in Poland, which is much lower than the 57,000 cases in Italy for example. While some cases were inevitable, given the virus' quick spread all over the world, Poland seems to be much more proactive in preventing further infections.
It was only three days ago that we wrote about Grarantanna , a massive project that is meant to help the younger residents stay in isolation, be productive and educational at the same time.
Considering CD Projekt Red, CD Projekt's subsidiary, is roughly half a year away from releasing their biggest game so far, Cyberpunk 2077, some could see the donation as a simple PR move. However, it would be wise to keep in mind that the company has a long history of not being greedy and constantly offering the players a fair treatment that is not usually shown in today's AAA space.
Facing a global pandemic, who is to say they aren't just genuinely trying to help their country out?