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CDPR, the devs behind the incredible game Witcher 3 have just announced that the game has now made more than 50$ Million on the Steam store. While that’s great news for fans of the game, it’s even better for CDPR because the devs and publisher combo will now be able to get 80% on each sale of the game on Steam now, as opposed to the normal 70% for most games.

Steam’s revenue split gives most developers 70% of their sales with Valve, the company behind Steam, getting the rest. That’s the case for revenue amounts under $10 million. When a game’s revenue surpasses $10 million, the developers then receive 75% of the sales from that point forward. After passing the $50 million thresholds like The Witcher 3, the developer then earns 80% of all future sales of the game on Steam.

The game has seen a resurgence of sorts in the past few months, thanks to the release of The Witcher on Netflix, a series that stars Henry Cavill as the titular witcher, Geralt. The game broke its previous concurrent player’s record on Steam over the holidays after The Witcher Netflix series aired. The peak concurrent players hit nearly 102,000 players. NPD also estimated sales of the game were up by 554% in December 2019, coinciding with the release of the series.

The Witcher series on Netflix sure did get our thumbs up and we hope more creators follow suit when recreating video games for other media. As far as the game goes, we are all fans of the Butcher Of Blaviken, as we declared Witcher 3 as our game of the decade after a week-long poll. So in our eyes, it’s all well deserved. The next project CDPR working on is not Witcher 4, but it’s not any less hyped either, as their next game Cyberpunk 2077 will be recreating the tabletop game of the same name. Are you excited for all that? What do you make of the success that The Witcher 3 has had? Let us know all this and more in the comments.




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