CD Projekt has become Europe's second-biggest videogame company

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Over the last few months Polish company CD Projekt have had their market value go from $6.8 billion to over $8 billion (opens in new tab), thanks to the popular Netflix series boosting sales of The Witcher games by as much as 554% (opens in new tab), as well as the release of a Switch port of The Witcher 3 (which now has save game integration with Steam and GOG copies, by the way). Anticipation for Cyberpunk 2077 obviously remains strong as well.

The number one slot in Europe still belongs to France's Ubisoft Entertainment, whose valuation goes as high as $9.6 billion.

Sales of The Witcher 3 on Steam recently crossed the $50 million line (opens in new tab), bumping it up to a new Steam share tier meaning that they receive 80 percent of any subsequent sales.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.