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CD Project Red: No more DRM, ever

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Mar 2012 23:40 User comments (2)

CD Project Red: No more DRM, ever Speaking at the GDC event, CD Project Red CEO Marcin Iwinski has noted that the developer will never use DRM ever again.
The developer is behind the hit 'Witcher' games, and has been an advocate in the past of removing DRM from the industry.

Says Iwinski: "Every subsequent game we will never use any DRM anymore, it's just over-complicating things. We release the game. It's cracked in two hours, it was no time for Witcher 2. What really surprised me is that the pirates didn't use the GOG version, which was not protected. They took the SecuROM retail version, cracked it and said 'we cracked it' -- meanwhile there's a non-secure version with a simultaneous release. You'd think the GOG version would be the one floating around."

The company sold over 1 million copies of Witcher 2 after building the game on a "modest budget."

Concluded the CEO: "DRM does not protect your game. If there are examples that it does, then people maybe should consider it, but then there are complications with legit users."

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116.3.2012 21:41

Finally, a game publisher that "gets it". I own both Witcher 1 and 2, and plan on buying more from this publisher.

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221.3.2012 14:53

I hope he does well.

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