CD Projekt Red says they intend to stay independent, it’s “crucial” to their development process
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CD Projekt Red says they intend to stay independent, it’s “crucial” to their development process


CD Projekt Red are the developers behind the highly anticipated Witcher 2 and the upcoming cyberpunk epic Cyberpunk 2077, but they’ve said that if they weren’t financially and creatively independent from any outside publishers or companies they likely wouldn’t be able to make games how they wanted to:


“Independence is a crucial part of a our strategy. That means we need to be independent in both ways. First, financially and secondly creatively; they’re both crucial for us. So as a company we’re listed publicly on the Warsaw stock exchange, which gave us financial independence and creatively we own all our IP so we’re free to invest in our own business with total creative freedom. This gives us a fresh eye in the studio, so it’s very important to us. Maybe we could get extra money or experience, but it wouldn’t make us happy.”

“I believe that if you want to succeed, creative vision has to inform business policy and not the other way around; that’s crucial for us. Sometimes business will decide a company’s creative policy, that’s very bad for a studio.”

- Studio lead Adam Badowski


I wish there was a way to force every developer to think this way, but unfortunately not many of them have that luxury of safety if they break off from bigger publisher support. The question is whether an industry could survive if everyone simply did what they wanted to creatively… It would, at least, make for much more interesting games!

Via Gamespot

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Contributor: gamingeverything.com   Posted: Mar 8, 2013 at 2:17pm
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