There aren't many games that can match the longevity of The Witcher's game franchise. With The Witcher 3, doubly so it seems, as CD Projekt Red has some great news for both the fans and the company's revenue stream as well.
Steam's revenue-sharing model is, of course, dependent on how much a game earns, and the 70 per cent share grows to 75 per cent once your game is past $10 million in revenue. Hitting that $50 million figure is every dev's goal, if not a dream, so this is definitely good news.
In the tweet sporting the image of Geralt looking all James Bond-like, CDPR wrote, "The accumulated revenue from sales of The Witcher 3 on Steam platform for the period of time between October 1st 2018 and today has exceeded 50M USD. As a result, we are now getting 80% on any subsequent sales of TW3 on Steam. Thank you all for your support!"
Now, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has made quite the splash when it launched, winning praise and accolades left and right.
CDPR's attention to detail and their meticulous vowing of the Witcher universe, which treats side-quests as lovingly as the main story, has not gone unnoticed, but the franchise got a huge boost with the recently launched Netflix series.
The series drew in 76 million viewers worldwide, making it one of UK's best shows in 2019, but the best part, for gamers at least, is that it boosted the game's popularity as well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's physical copies in the UK were at number 12 , and we are talking about a game from 2015.
Even The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's concurrent player numbers received a healthy jolt with the launch of the Netflix show, as more people played the game in December 2019 than on launch day.