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Secret CDProjekt Message to Fans of The Witcher

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 25, 2010

Alright, maybe some folks don’t think this is cool, but I do. And others, it would seem.

Buried in their trailer for The Witcher 2, CDProjekt has inserted a secret message in a single frame near the end of the video for their fans. This is the text (as lifted from GameBanshee):

This message is for our biggest fans. Analyzing our stuff pixel by pixel, bit by bit. It’s good to see you again! 🙂  BTW: Simple minded people think that nobody is reading those days, dear reader of this, we think that we can agree that it is bullshit, huh?  Same as the fact that single player RPGs are dead, or PCs?

We sold 1.5 mln units game from dying genre on dying platform – so we somehow cannot agree;-)

Before we start talking about TW2:) please let us thank you for your great support and appreciation. It always motivate us and make us happy.

We started working on TW2 right after release of TW. Our goal was to create all the things which made TW so great in TW2 even better. We are very proud of TW but let be honest it was our debut. We never made any game before, and we practically learnt as we worked. So there were many things which could be done better, you know it as good as we 🙂

But the vision, the main concept remain the same: game with mature, captivating and unlinear story, and full of spectacular combat. A game created by a team of independent thinkers immune to corporate priorities, who don’t care what’s trendy at a given moment.

The core vision of the game hasn’t changed. What has changed is the quality and the maturity we can deliver.  That’s largely because, we’re more experienced and also due the fact that, we’ve created our own technology.

Do you remember how we made significant improvements with the Aurora Engine in the original game, but it still had its limitations? Now we’ve created technology designed specifically to create non-linear games with extensive plotlines and a living world… well, there’s no point in expanding on that too much – you have to check our tech yourselves!

Nevertheless, we have many reasons to believe that you will like The Witcher 2!
See you soon and stay tuned 🙂

I love the dig about selling 1.5 million copies of a game in a “dying” genre on a “dying” platform. They may not be indie (anymore), but they have the attitude right.

Neither RPGs nor the PC are dead, nor dying, folks.

Hats off to CDProjekt.

Filed Under: Mainstream Games - Comments: 5 Comments to Read

  • Tesh said,

    I don’t think they understand the meaning of the word “mature”, but that dig about selling games in a dying genre and platform make me smile.

  • sascha/hdrs said,

    @Tesh Why? Do you think putting some sexual topics into a game makes it immature? I welcome games like The Witcher or Vampire Bloodlines: The Masquerade because of their mature theme!

  • mk2net said,

    @sascha/hdrs: Putting sexual topics (or any “topic” or “feature”) into a game does not make it immature, the handling of the topic/feature does. The Witcher certainly did put the player in many positions that required mature choices, but the sexual encounters were not one of them.

  • WCG said,

    Yeah, the sexual encounters in The Witcher were laughably immature. I figured they must have been designed either for or by 13-year-olds.

    I hope the next game is more mature than that!

    Admittedly, the fix installed for the U.S. market was almost as laughable. Can’t have those “wardrobe malfunctions,” can we? As if that was the problem with this part of the game…

  • sascha/hdrs said,

    Please would somebody of you define how a non-immature, well … mature sexual content in a game has too look like then?

    What I do find immature is the ridiculous censoring attempts of such content.