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CD Project RED Dropping All DRM

CD Project RED will not use any DRM in future PC games, reports Joystiq, saying the Polish developer made a statement to that effect today during the Game Developer's Conference. The company most recently took a stand on the topic with The Witcher 2, selling a DRM-free version on GOG.com and removing the DRM from the retail version when it caused problems, prompting a lawsuit from Namco Bandai. "Every subsequent game we will never use any DRM anymore, it's just over-complicating things," said CD Projekt RED CEO Marcin Iwinski. "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'." After his presentation, Iwinski expanded on his thoughts for Joystiq. "DRM does not protect your game," he told them. "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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6. Re: CD Project RED Dropping All DRM Mar 8, 2012, 20:55 jdreyer
 
It will be interesting to see how this plays out long term. The DRM that works the best, the Ubisoft and now Blizzard always online type, is also the most inconvenient for paying customers. If DRM went away forever, would there be more piracy or less? After no DRM became the norm, would people remember to appreciate devs and purchase copies instead of downloading them? With gigabit fiber being rolled out already, downloading the Witcher 2 could be done in a few minutes, making it difficult to catch people, if that's a goal.  
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