Eurogamer has an interesting story on the entire history of CD Projekt Red and the development of The Witcher games. One of the more noteworthy things to come out of it is how the studio almost closed before The Witcher 2 happened.
After the first Witcher game came out, Atari pushed the company to port the game to consoles, which CD Projekt Red was hesitant to do since it was using an engine created for PCs. Five months into the porting process, the team realized it didn't have the experience, time, or money to make it work. They pulled the plug, and the studio almost went out of business before serious work started on The Witcher 2 because of the time and money wasted on the attempted console port.... read more