CD Projekt Red hit a gold mine when they launched “The Witcher” in 2007. That was soon followed up by two games – “The Witcher 2” in 2011, and the critically-acclaimed “The Witcher 3” in 2015. Since then, “The Witcher 3” has set a new record for the Polish company selling over 50 million copies amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

According to PC Games N, CD Projekt announced the news as part of the company's latest financial report. The game developer broke the news to fans through the games' official Twitter account, saying:

"Over 50 million adventurers joined Geralt on his journey from Kaer Morhen to Vizima, through Flotsam and Vergen, Velen and Novigrad to Skellige Isles and Toussaint, and many, many more places, time and time again… Thank you and may we meet on the path again!"

The majority of the sales came from 2018 and 2019 cycles. The series has already reached the 33 million unit-milestone back in 2017. It’s impressive how “The Witcher 3” managed to sell even without special DLCs and other updates. The final expansion for the game, “Blood and Wine,” was released back in 2016.

Some reports claim that the games' newfound fame may have been spurred by Netflix’s live-action “The Witcher.”

The series adaptation promises more monster hunting mayhem, according to Tech Radar. The last few episodes of the Henry Cavill-led series also highlighted the political strife in the "Witcher" world and Geralt’s bard partner, Jaskier. The first season was a huge success and put “The Witcher” in the minds of both casual viewers and game fans alike. The first series may have been a little confusing for fans though because of the time skips and backgrounders.

“The Witcher” season 2 is slated for 2021 release, although a more definite date remains to be announced. The new season will reportedly focus on the current timeline in the lives of Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri.

It truly has been a big year for CD Projekt despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But, with the success of “The Witcher 3,” things are going to be even busier at the company's developer’s hub.

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"The Witcher" will portray the events that led Henry Cavill's Geralt to be named The Butcher of Blaviken. Netflix/Katalina Vermes