The Polish video game developer CD Projekt RED is a division of the Polish CD Project Creator SA. The organization was established in February 1995 as the CD Projekt development lab. The first game launched was The Witcher based on the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski in February 2008. The software firm Metropolis Software was purchased by the RED holding group CD Projekt, and then left CD Projekt RED.
After worldwide popularity of The Witcher, the CD initiative moved into the production of computer games. In 2008, the CD Projekt consortium of businesses as part of CDP Capital, a corporate investment firm. Shortly afterwards, CDP Investment combined with Optimus SA. It is a public corporation traded on the Warsaw Börse in the so-called reverse takeover. The distributor (CD Projekt) portion of the business was called CDP.pl is a distributor of Polish video games and films. This organization enabled the group to return to its position throughout history.
GOG.com was developed as a video game streaming site by the CD project to help players locate old games. The goal is to provide gamers with games free of digital rights management (DRM) and its support to both AAA and indie publishers has been expanded.
In video games, the organization objects to DRM and expects that free software can become an industry norm. One of their most effective tactics is to preserve their liberty. In September 2017, it was Poland’s largest publicly traded video game company, valued about 2,3 billion US$. By May 2020, it achieved an estimate of 8,1 billion USD, rendering it Europe’s biggest video game maker ahead of Ubisoft. In March 2018, the CD initiative entered WIG20, a ranking of the 20 leading firms in the Warsaw Bourse.