MOBAs are bigger than ever, Final Fantasy XIV is still growing, and games like Titanfall and Star Wars Battlefront are eschewing single player all together. It might seem to some like single player games are dying. Six million fans of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt beg to differ.
CD Projekt Red studio head Adam Badowski announced this week that their massively single player RPG surpassed the six million mark in its first six weeks of release, making it the studio’s fastest selling game and a huge achievement for Poland’s burgeoning game development community alongside Techland’s Dying Light, which recently passed the 5 million mark.
“We’ve been hard at work delivering you new content, fixing what needed to be fixed, and secretly plotting how to rock this boat we call the RPG genre even more,” wrote Badowski. “Yes, six million copies is a great achievement for a company making RPGs, but this business is not only about that. If our games are a gallery of sound, picture, and text, you are visitors of this gallery. To an artist, there’s no sweeter sight than people enjoying their work. That’s why, in the name of all the devs in the studio, I’d like to say thanks to each and every one of you.”
CD Projekt Red got their start cracking and translating western games, not going legit until they struck a deal with BioWare to localize the original Baldur’s Gate. Six million copies sold isn’t too bad, and with two big expansions on the way, a few more copies are sure to find their way into consumer hands.