One Of The Witcher 3’s OST Tracks May Be A Rip-Off Of Someone Else’s Work

A Croatian composer named Elvis Stanic has accused The Witcher 3 creator CD Projekt Red of plagiarism (via Reddit).

Specifically, one of the tracks of the game’s soundtrack is allegedly “inspired” by a composition of his.  For comparison’s sake, here’s the song Elvis did:

…and here’s the Witcher 3 track “Widow Maker”, the song under scrutiny. Head to 1:01 of Elvis’ track alongside 0:20 of the game’s piece of music to hear the possible issue/eerie coincidence.

Both songs have traditional Polish folk roots, so they seem similar in tone. However, Elvis said his arrangement is properly registered as a copyrighted original composition. Thus, the Witcher 3 track and CD Projekt Red are violating his copyright. The game development company has yet to respond.

Author: Mr Toffee

Jonathan "Mr Toffee" Leo is a writer, editor, & all-around video game words guy for 9 years, give or take. He also did some story for games like Chain Chronicle and some podcasting on the side. Likes: bacon, Metallica, jogging. Hates: raccoons, oblivion.

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