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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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11. Re: CD Project RED Dropping All DRM Mar 8, 2012, 23:21 Datafiend
 
Kastagir wrote on Mar 8, 2012, 21:35:
I've not yet purchased The Witcher 2 (waiting for the edition being released next month). I'll be buying it now, and whatever game they release next. Finally someone gets it. I can tell that EA and Ubisoft weren't part of this conversation. Too much common sense here.

EA and Ubisoft are publicly traded companies that answers to share holders. They don't have the same luxuries as a private company.

Anywho everyone should play the Witcher 2 and support CD Projekt Red. Freaking amazing game and studio.
 
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