Polish video games have become a worldwide phenomenon. Even at Gamescom in Cologne, where household names such as Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts or Ubisoft display their upcoming titles, Polish CD Project and Techland shine.
There probably won’t be a public showcase of the newest Polish titles. This will keep fans all across the world waiting but the Polish companies will still be present at the convention.
Warsaw’s CD Project will hold a closed-door press conference for “Cyberpunk 2077” and Wrocław’s Techland will reveal an expansion to “Dying Light” called “Bad Blood” which will include a Battle Royale mode (an online battle mode in which players fight to the last man standing).
The sole fact that Polish games are so heavily discussed proves the strength of Poland’s electronic entertainment market. They are as anticipated as “Diablo 4” or “Battlefield V”.
Apart from CD Projekt and Techland, Polish 11 bit studios and The Farm 51 may also rise to prominence. The former recently released the well-received “Frostpunk” and the latter is soon to release the much anticipated “World War 3”.
Legendary “The Witcher”
The Polish market’s strength is shown in the sales of CD Projekt’s “The Witcher” series, which over three instalments sold 33 million copies. These numbers put “The Witcher” in the same league as games such as “World of Warcraft” or “Assassin’s Creed”.