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CD Projekt will do its “utmost to prevent” an intrusive DRM solution

Friday, 11th June 2010 16:34 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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CD Projekt RED has formally responded to inquiries over a strict DRM policy being implemented in The Witcher 2.

In response to a statement made last month from the game’s European publisher Namco Bandai regarding Ubisoft’s always-on DRM solution for PC, Adam Kiciński, CEO of CD Projekt RED, has done his best to reassure fans with an official statement on the matter:

“Given the concerns expressed by players and growing media speculation, we have decided to make public our internal DRM policy,” he said.

“Although we are the game’s developer, we obviously won’t be making a unilateral decision on the DRM protection that is applied to The Witcher 2. Nevertheless, our internal rules and guidelines should reassure players. As the game’s developer, we will strive to do everything in accordance with our stated policy.

“I would also like to inform all of our fans that no decisions have yet been made as to whether The Witcher 2 will feature DRM protection or what form it might take. As per our policy, we will do our utmost to prevent the adopted DRM solution, if any, from making life difficult for those who acquire legal game copies.

“I can’t imagine using any protection that would deprive game fans of any of the pleasure that will come from playing the game, as has been the case with other notable PC game titles.”

Earlier this month, a spokesperson over on the game’s official Facebook page told fans there was “nothing to worry about” regarding the matter.

You can read the company’s full DRM policy through here, and how the execs feel about DRM through here.

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  1. Kysshin

    The publisher takes the final decision anyway…

    #1 4 years ago
  2. S0meRand0mN00b

    what is the point of DRM??? still gona get cracked and pirated

    #2 4 years ago
  3. blackdreamhunk

    CD Projekt are really cool game devs in my book

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Keivz

    I don’t recall having a problem with the DRM of the first game. Then again, I’ve never been particularly bothered by DRM in any game.

    #4 4 years ago