Andrzek Sapkowski, the creator of the Polish novels turned video games, doesn’t receive royalties from the video game adaptions of his books.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Sapkowski talks about how he dreamed up The Witcher world, his love of fantasy as a genre, and how he doesn’t make any money off them after a one-time payment for The Witcher video games.
There’s no malevolence in this transaction: simply an old deal between the writer and CD Projekt Red.
CD Projekt Red offered Sapkowski a cut of the game’s profits, but he declined. “Give me all my money right now,” he joked.