Witcher 3 dev responds to Xbox One’s DRM backlash

Thursday, 13 June 2013 13:21 GMT By Dave Cook

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED has always steered clear and slammed the use of DRM In its games, but after the studio’s open world RPG was announced for Xbox One it received a hefty dose of flack. The team has now responded to fan concerns on the matter.

Speaking with Eurogamer, studio co-founder and Joint CEO Marcin Iwiński responded to the complaints of fans, and said, “We couldn’t simply not release The Witcher 3 on Xbox One. We want to make sure that every single player will have access to our game and thus decided to deliver for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

“There are people who don’t mind the DRM protection and will pick Xbox One as their platform of choice. We can’t punish them. Again, we always stress the fact that we’re against DRM, but in the market system it’s the clients who make the final decision. As developers, we need to create best content we can and make it available for as many players as possible.”

Do you think all of this is shouting over nothing, or should CD Projekt RED stand its ground on the matter? Let us know below.

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