U.S. President Barack Obama has included The Witcher when asked his favourite things about Poland. He’s in the country on a quick trip, and draws direct comparisons between the CD Projekt RED RPG and Poland on a larger scale.
In an interview on local tv, the President explains:
The last time I was here, Donald (Polish prime minister) gave me a gift, the video game developed here in Poland that’s won fans the world over, The Witcher. I confess, I’m not very good at video games, but I’ve been told that it is a great example of Poland’s place in the new global economy. And it’s a tribute to the talents and work ethic of the Polish people as well as the wise stewardship of Polish leaders like prime minister Tusk.
Prime Minister Tusk handed the game – a Collector’s Edition of The Witcher 2 – over back in 2011, as part of a high-tech Presidential care package that also included a pen and an iPad pre-loaded with Polish films.
We’re hoping that someone in the White House played the game, and is looking forward to the sequel! The Witcher 3 was recently delayed into 2015, but we’re promised big news from the game at E3 next month. Before that, CD Projekt RED and GOG.com have teamed up for a Summer Conference this Thursday at 11am Pacific (What’s that in my timezone?), which should contain even more updates, including a “brand new, absolutely wicked-good” trailer.