Posted By Gabriel B. about 6 months, 1 week ago
One of the games presented during Microsoft’s E3 presentation was CD Projekt Red’s newest title, The Witcher 3. The game, which continues the adventures of Geralt, is a fairly well hyped title and CD Projekt Red has become a well-respected developer with the The Witcher 2 receiving many awards and recognitions from fans and critics alike. The team is also working on the first video game set in the Cyperpunk 2077 setting. They also have their headquarters in Warsaw, Poland.
Why is this important? Well, today Microsoft unveiled what countries would be getting their new console… and Poland wasn’t one of them. Now, if you aren’t a supported country, you can still acquire one through importing (as long as it is in the same region), though you won’t be able to access all of the console’s features, according to Microsoft (whether this means downloading games and using apps or any function beyond playing Blu-rays has yet to be determined). Needless to say, a development studio that is very proud of being based in Poland might have an issue in with this decision and in an interview with Gameinformer, Marcin Iwinski, co-founder and joint CEO of CD Projekt Red, stated:
“I was just in a restaurant and saw the list. I was surprised, and I really hope that it isn’t final. I think Polish gamers will speak out loud. From my perspective, it’s a sad situation.”
So Microsoft, between this and Don Mattrick running his mouth, is there anything left of your feet to shoot?