The pair flew to Agoura Hills, and had “the most shitty meeting” of their business lives.
“It was like hitting a brick wall with your head,” remembered Nowakowski.
“And the brick wall was holding a gun to our head,” added Iwiński.
Namco were impeccably polite, just as Phil Harrison had been years before. But between the hat-tipping, they were able to convey to CD Projekt the severity of their situation - that if the studio didn’t pay up, “they were going to destroy us in court”.
And who did CD Projekt pick as their partners for The Witcher 3 in Europe? Namco Bandai.