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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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19. Re: CD Project RED Dropping All DRM Mar 9, 2012, 05:10 Dev
 
Kosumo wrote on Mar 9, 2012, 00:30:
So they have gone F2P?

Hope that works out for them.
Removing DRM != F2P.

They've had a DRM free version from GoG since the game came out. Guess what? ZOMG, such a shock, people still bought the game.
And like the blurb Blue put up there says (which apparently you didn't bother to read), the pirates used the securom DRM version, and not the DRM free one.

Other games have had no DRM before at release, or removed it later. And they still sold copies.
Many beth games have almost no DRM, and yet they tend to sell in droves. Beth hasn't gone F2P.
 
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