Oh sorry my english is not so good.I'm not sure I understand the issue... Why shouldn't he write the new books (and make money from them)?
No problem and yeah, I agree, he should definitely stick with writing books.Oh sorry my english is not so good.
I mean: I think Sapkowski should write new books and earn money from the new books. This way always was opened for him
From what I've gathered, his demand seems to be backed by Polish law (there is something like a second chance for the author who received disproportionately small amount of money from the deal he made). Plus, according to Sapko and his lawyer, contract he signed with CDPR could be interpreted as being valid only for one game - TW1. No idea if it's true or not.I don't know the background of the demand linked above, but this sounds strange! If he sold the rights of the games, what he expect from this?
Agreed of course, the way I see it, CDPR gambled and won big time, Sapko surely got the short end of the stick, but like you said - that's life. CDPR fulfilled their end of the bargain, so I don't think they "owe" him anything beyond that. It's just that Polish law might disagree with me on that...Otherwise AS's story is a strange one. He sold the rights for a single price not for share/percentage. After The Witcher games become so popular it's obvious it was a bad decision, but so is life. You must live with your decisions! I don't want to judge him, because I don't know what would I do in his place, but it would be much wiser to write books and stay as close to CDPR ("close to the fire" as we say here) as possible!
Don't be so harsh! The books have been written. They are the foundations of the world what you like so much! My attitude didn't changed about the books because AS made this. My attitude changed about AS himself.As of today I shall not be purchasing his witcher books nor will i watch the witcher show because of this man. Thanks for ruining it for me.
Well said. It's important to separate the art from the artist.Don't be so harsh! The books have been written. They are the foundations of the world what you like so much! My attitude didn't changed about the books because AS made this. My attitude changed about AS himself.
For CDPR this is a sore spot, if they have to pay this will be a "cutted vein", but I don't think this will affect seriously the further games what they make.
I've heard that it was around $9,000 USD, but that could be incorrect. Obviously, it was in Poland's currency, that's just what I read it equated to.Also, how big the sum was for CDPR when they were asked for single payment against royalties? $5000 was probably more than an average year salary at the time in the area. I mean, royalties were probably more preferable for the company when the deal was made.