Here is something you should have incuded in this article, and you can check it (or could have found it in the first place).According to the Polish Law, specifically art. 44 Polish Copyright Law, if there is signigicant disproportions between license royalties (Sapkowski recives) and the revenue from the licensed product, then the author have rights to ask for additional payment.So Sapkowski acting under the law. Of course 16$ mil is too much, and the real number will be decided at the court, but inculsion of this fact in the news is crushal.Second of all, according to the Sapkowski layer, he only sold rights for only one videogame, not two, or three, but one. The license also did not include any addons or branded merch. So it looks like from the law point, CDPR used property, they don't have license for, for a long time, and had a lot of cash, which they din't knew, or didn't wanted to share.