CD Projekt Red Commits to DRM Free Future

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Marcin Iwinski, CEO of CD Projekt Red, spoke at the GDC today, announcing that the company “will never use any DRM anymore.”

Here’s more from Joystiq:

“Every subsequent game we will never use any DRM anymore, it’s just over-complicating things,” Iwinski said. His presentation was hinged on how the Polish publisher sold over a million copies of the game on a modest budget.

“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.”

“DRM does not protect your game,” Iwinski told Joystiq after the presentation. “If there are examples that it does, then people maybe should consider it, but then there are complications with legit users.”



One Response to CD Projekt Red Commits to DRM Free Future

  1. painkiller1961 says:

    DRM sure put me off pc gaming, i haven’t liked anything since 2007 back when you could BUY a game not rent it on some cloud that data mines your system to a crawl.
    Steam is the worse, its like chuck e.cheese games and facebook.
    and i used up-grade my video card every few months when the game needed it, not anymore their all console ported to PC with bad graphic’s.

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