Im perfectly okay with that because games imho have to do everything they must for gameplay and proper execution, sacrificing whatever is needed.
A book is just the story.
Plus the book doesnt even have to happen after The Lady of the Lake 2, it could totally be about some past adventures of Geralt.
Lol so much hate in the comments on eurogamer, i liked what Sapkowski said, i disagree with "a story can only be contained in a book", but then again, maybe he meant that games could never tell a story as good as a book, wich is absolutely true. ›››
Totally agree. He has created this universe from scratch. He is totally right to say stuff like the games are leaning on his success, not the other way around. There is some going both ways ofc, but there is no doubt who is the main creator and success factor here. Like you mention, the only point I have some argument over is the story and books comment, but he's mostly right there too. Games with good stories are far and few between, and even they wouldn't amount to all that much if written down in a book.
He's probably pretty tired of walking around the bush on these issues too, and getting questions about games he has basically had nothing to do with.
If anything, he sounds like a pretty cool guy, not your average "lick every back" type of PR douche.