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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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10. Re: CD Project RED Dropping All DRM Mar 8, 2012, 22:10 theyarecomingforyou
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 8, 2012, 20:55:
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?
Purchasing games via-Steam is much more convenient than pirating them. I don't even have the slightest inclination to pirate a game when I have mountains of games still left to play after picking them up when they went on sale.

BTW, what's the deal with The Witcher 2's new content? Is it free for existing users? I'd like to play through The Witcher 2 again, as the decisions you make have a lot more impact than in most games. I thought the story and experience was better than Skyrim, though obviously nowhere near as long - and the graphics were better.
 
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