Since Netflix’s debut of the long-awaited series, The Witcher, and its continued success on the streaming platform across the world, the role-playing action game The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt broke its record of simultaneous players. According to Stream Charts, The Witcher 3 reached over 100,000 concurrent players last weekend, more than when it was released in 2015. This is unheard of for a single-player RPG. Newcomers are trying the game for the first time, checking out other games in the series, or re-visiting the game. It is likely the result of the success of the long-anticipated series.
Incidentally, the author of The Witcher book series Andrzej Sapkowski just signed a new agreement with Polish video game developer CD Projekt Red, who adapted the books into The Witcher game series. CD Projekt Red currently has the rights to create graphic novels, games, and merchandise. The new agreement allows for further rights with possible video game sequels after The Witcher 3, set in The Witcher universe — without the monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia.
No doubt, the success of the first series of The Witcher, starring Henry Cavill, will continue to see the rise of gamers and non-gamers alike logging in to the world of The Witcher game series to hunt monsters – human and otherwise.