Brandon Sanderson Says He'd Give Witcher Studio CD Projekt Red the Video Game Rights to Mistborn for Free

Brandon Sanderson Says He'd Give Witcher Studio CD Projekt Red the Video Game Rights to Mistborn for Free

A good deal.

Fantasy author Brandon Sanderson revealed that he'd consider giving The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 developers CD Projekt Red the video game rights to adapt his popular Mistborn series for free if need-be.

In response to a post on Reddit about Mistborn Sanderson revealed that he was close to just telling CD Proekt "You can have the Mistborn rights, if you want them..." but decided against it to save his inbox from the explosion of responses that would inevitably follow.

Joking aside though, Sanderson says that he's a fan of CD Projekt Red saying "they've made by far the best book-to-video game adaptations ever," referring to their work on Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher series. "It's the sort of thing the rest of us salivate over – if for the simple reason that the entire genre (books, film, and games) benefit from something high-quality on the market like the Witcher games."

Sanderson on CD Projekt Red.

Sanderson even says that he'd "seriously consider giving CD Projekt Red the rights to [Mistborn] for free, because the overall cultural impact that a great story adaptation can have is enormous." However, Sanderson says that CD Projekt Red might not be eager to deal with "self-important fantasy authors" and are looking to make their own IP. Perhaps a jab at the recent news that Witcher author Andrzej Sapkowski is asking for $16 million from CD Projekt Red claiming he deserves some royalties.

CD Projekt Red is currently making Cyberpunk 2077 based on the popular Cyberpunk tabletop game. You can read our Cyberpunk 2077 guide for all the latest news and info.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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