CD Projekt says leaked video came out of Russian event IGROMIR

Thursday, 19th November 2009 14:13 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


CD Projekt RED has officially commented on the shaky cam footage of The Witcher 2 that was leaked onto the internet this week.

Apparently, photographs and filming were not allowed, but we kind of figured that out -what with that chair in the way and all.

“Unfortunately, I have to confirm that the video which appeared a few days ago on the Internet is indeed a presentation of The Witcher 2,” said CEO Adam Kiciński. “It’s a video of a demonstration of the game during the so-called business days of the IGROMIR game expo in Russia.

“It was a closed demonstration for business partners, representatives of the biggest trade chains and a handful of chosen journalists – one of many such demonstrations CD Projekt RED has been doing in various countries. Unfortunately, despite a declared ban on filming and photography at all such events, someone managed to shoot a video at IGROMIR. Just like last time, we will not comment on that.

“Simultaneously, we can assure you that all confirmed information will be revealed soon after the game is officially announced.”

In case you missed the video, it’s posted here.



  1. Ansob

    Bah, they shouldn’t be that sour-faced about the whole thing – that leaked footage in no way reflected badly on the game. It’s not like it’s liable to scare people away from the final product.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Michael O’Connor

    True, but the people at the event were obviously expected, based on basic moral decency and respect for privacy agreements, not to leak stuff like this.

    But then, integrity isn’t generally considered a big deal in the current gaming journalism scene.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Mike

    Need this now. Or yesterday, even.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Ansob

    Michael: that’s a fair point. I can definitely understand being disappointed that one of their business partners recorded and leaked the video; it’s a shame that someone close to them was the source.

    That said, the leaked footage can only be a good thing for CD Projekt RED as a studio, since it’s going to drive up the enthusiasm and reflects rather well on them given how polished it looks at this early stage.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. idantes

    Russian wild pederasts again have done bad thnings!

    #5 5 years ago

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