CD Projekt details Witcher 2 DRM usage on non-GoG versions

Thursday, 14 April 2011 18:25 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

During its streaming press conference today, CD Projekt announced that while the version of The Witcher 2 will still be DRM free, other copies will contain a DRM. But it’s not as evasive as it sounds.

According to the announcement, via BigDownload, SecuROM will be implemented through other digital distribution methods besides GoG, and on disc; however, the game will only use the system in order to “keep pirates from leaking the game before its scheduled release date of May 17.”

Users will only need to log onto the net once to play the title, culling the need to be “always on” to continue playing the game.

PC users will have unlimited installs on an unlimited amount of PCs as well as the ability to play the game on five systems at once.

The game will also contain an an optional registration which will alert players to future patches and access to free content updates.