The studio behind The Witcher and the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED, donates $950,000 to aid in restricting coronavirus in Poland. The donation went to the biggest non-profit charity in Poland: Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy in polish).
CDPR’s co-founder and joint CEO, Marcin Iwinski, shared the news in LinkedIn, which reads as follows:
Collaborating with Fundacja Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy, an established Polish NGO with over 20 years of medical equipment fundraising history, today we donated a sum of 4 million PLN to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Poland. The company’s Board of Directors and major shareholders donated 2 million PLN, with another 2 million PLN donated by the company itself.
We’d like to thank all the brave souls who fight for our well-being every day and hope these funds help in your effort to rid us of the virus.Marcin Iwinski
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GOOC is helping Poland to fight against the epidemic by providing ICUs and many other personal protection equipment sets for front-line medical workers.
Many other companies in the gaming industry have been helping out with various donations to combat against the virus. For example, Razer made Surgical Masks to fight against the Coronavirus. While Plague Inc. developer, Ndemic Creations, made a donation of $250,000 for COVID-19 response fund.
CD Projekt RED has also been maintaining social distance by implementing work from home policy for its developers. The studio doesn’t expect Cyberpunk 2077 to be delayed any further from the 17 September 2020 release date, even with this new policy.