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CD Projekt Red Talk About DRM And The Witcher 3 Being Pirated

Just yesterday CD Projekt Red announced that their upcoming epic RPG The Witcher 3 will have absolutely no DRM, flying in the face of most developer’s current policies. With no DRM in place people will be free to pirate The Witcher 3, and CD Projekt Red are quite happy with that, exhibiting an enlightened attitude toward the topic of piracy and DRM.

Speaking in a video interview to GOG.com, CD Projekt Red commented:

“Whatever we do, the game will be pirated. Whether it’s DRM-free or it has DRM. If you look at it in a very simple way, putting the DRM on the game just makes the life of the legal gamer more difficult. So the guys who really trusted us and went out and bought the game, they have a more difficult life than the guys who didn’t bother and pirated the game. I really think it should be the other way around.”

Accepting the inevitability of The Witcher 3 being pirated  Marcin Iwinski  explained that the company feel that by treating gamers right they can persuade those that illegally downloaded the game to purchase it at some point:

“For some people, piracy, it’s in a way trying the games because…some people treat it [like] some kind of a trial. Some people just cannot afford it in the full price. And ultimately, I believe that if we treat these people right, then at some point, be it mid-price or maybe budget, they will go out and buy our game.”

“We made our mistakes, we learned our lessons in the case of The Witcher 2. We’ll not repeat it and this chapter is definitely behind us.” Iwinski said, talking about The Witcher 2′s much-loathed SecuROM DRM. SecuROM was removed in the very first patch for the game.

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About Baden Ronie

I always hate writing about myself, it's such a pain in the ass to know where I should start. I'm twenty-two years young and love to play, as you may have already guessed. When WolfsGamingBlog.com started up it was simply because I found writing to be a good form of stress relief for when my Cystic Fibrosis was getting me down or simply because I had been having a bad week. When I started writing I never dreamed that people would actually read it, or that it would ever get this big. It's mind boggling. My writing isn't the best, but through trial, error and the comments of readers I strive to improve it so I can provide fair reviews. My ultimate goal is to prove that not everyone in the gaming media are corrupt idiots intent on delivering false reviews. Other than that I'm a fully qualified lifeguard and used to teach first-aid and life-saving skills to kids. What more is there to say? Hmmm, well I love music, reading and films. I'm a drummer, enjoy going swimming and tend to get distracted by shiny objects. Is that a fifty-pence?

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