CD Projekt Red has reason to be excited, as their upcoming RPG title The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has crossed the 1 million copies pre-sold mark. Yes, over 1 million pre-orders have been taken on the hotly anticipated RPG for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
The Polish game developer has been raking in the awards at every show they bring The Witcher 3 to, so it’s no surprise that there is plenty of anticipation from players to start on this game. After two initial delays, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will finally be released on May 19. From a press release sent out by CDPR, the team is very excited about this sales mark.
“We’ve crossed the 1 million pre-order milestone and it’s all thanks to you guys! We would like to thank all the gamers for their trust and support,” said Marcin Iwiński, co-founder, CD PROJEKT RED. “This is the last stretch and we’re pushing hard — over the last two weeks, we’ve increased performance on all platforms and started working full speed on the expansions, Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine,” concludes Iwiński
Recently, the legitimacy of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt codes were called into question by CDPR, so it’s unclear whether the games sold at online retailer Green Man Gaming count towards this 1 million sales mark. While the Witcher dev claims the codes are coming from an “unknown source“, the CEO of GMG, in a report by Gamespot, states that the codes do come from legitimate retailers and that CDPR still gets paid in the end for their purchase.
However, it hasn’t been all bad news, and maybe the recent “Clueless Gamer” segment helped push The Witcher 3 over the top? Conan O’Brien recently tried out the new game from CDPR and claimed it was the “best thing that ever happened to me in my whole life.”
The Inquisitr previously covered the expansions that are also in the works, with Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine releasing after the launch of The Witcher 3. These two exapansions are in addition to the sixteen free pieces of DLC promised by the developer.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt looks to be one of the better games for the year, and as evidenced by the pre-order numbers, the most anticipated. With only eight more days till release, it’s unsure when fans will be able to start seeing press previews and reviews, though it’s likely they will start rolling out around or just after launch.
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