And to think that just a few short years ago, Polish developer CD Projekt was nothing more than a small localization company that did translations of big games (they did Baldur’s Gate) for the Eastern European market.
All that changed with The Witcher, the first CD Projekt-developed game. While the RPG was initially troubled by technical issues and long load times, CD Projekt’s continued support and releases of major upgrades allowed the game to get a firm foothold around the world, and transform its developer into a overnight success story. CD Projekt also launched Good Old Games, which has a good stake in the classic game market.
Now the company has finalized its takeover of Polish computer firm Optimus S.A. Yes, you heard that right; for the last several weeks we’d been hearing that Optimus was swallowing CD Projekt. Not so! CD Projekt bought itself a controlling share in Optimus and is now a publicly traded company, a move that will allow greater access to capital and increased company growth.