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GoG.com is the only place to get the Digital Premium Edition of The Witcher 2 DRM-free

Tuesday, 15th March 2011 14:37 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

CD Projekt has announced that its Good Old Games website will be the sole DRM-free distributor of the Digital Premium Edition of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

Per a press release posted by No High Scores, the game will not contain any DRM, unlike other versions of the Digital Premium Edition. All customers paying in Euros receive a store credit in US dollars for the price difference between European and worldwide price, and all pre-orders net one of these classic RPG’s free.

“DRM is not an effective way to combat piracy,” said managing director Guillaume Rambourg. “Our main concern has always been the user’s experience with the titles they purchase, and DRM effects that experience in a negative way, which is why we’ve been absolutely thrilled at the opportunity to distribute CD Projekt RED’s incredible RPG.

“We’re also pleased that we’ve been able to stick to our guns with The Witcher 2 and release it DRM free to all of our customers around the world.”

GOG will also be hosting a live Q&A with the game’s senior producer Tomasz Gop and GOG’s head of marketing & PR Trevor Longino on Friday, March 18, at 6:00pm GMT and during the Q&A, Tomasz will be revealing some exclusive “Making of the new Geralt” concept art and discussing the changes in the fighting mechanic from the original game.

Pre-ordering The Witcher 2 is free on GOG, and doesn’t compel the person pre-ordering a copy to purchase it. Plus, everyone who pre-orders by Thursday March 17 will receive a password to enter the UStream channel. There, they will be able to ask questions about The Witcher 2 and GOG live, and everyone whose question is chosen to be answered will receive a free game code good for any regular GOG title.

The Witcher 2 is out on PC May 17.

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  1. mojo

    now, drm plagued gamers, here is ur chance.
    order it at gog or dont order it at all (if ur not going for retail).

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    I was already planning on getting it through GOG.com just waiting until its closer to release maybe next month.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    @2 If you pre-order it now, they will mail you a reminder before release to pay for it. Plus, you can cancel at that point as well, so it’s win-win actually.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    Yeah I read the article most digital distributors charge you right then and there when you order it. Gog.com does it much better. I will actually do that now.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. pukem0n

    lol preordering digital releases is so pointless without preorder bonusses

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    @5

    Not really convenience and I don’t have to wait until the store are open and then come home and install the game. All that can be done from home especially if you have a fast bandwidth. Took me 45 mins to preload Dragon Age 2.

    #6 3 years ago