No DRM Will Be Tied To Witcher 3

CD Projeckt Red could quite possibly be my favourite games developer. They created the Witcher games and, more importantly, they know how to finish a game. Nothing is ever half-hearted when it comes to CDPR. Some recent good news involving the studio is that they are again stating that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be tied to absolutely no DRM whatsoever, after there were rumours that this may have not actually been the case.

CD Projeckt Red CEO spoke out:

“Hey, following our recent announcement of the distribution deals of The Witcher 3 in North America and Europe, there have been some concerns regarding DRM and previous legal issues with The Witcher 2. We’ve seen a lot of comments in various places around the web and we would like to join in on the conversation.”

“I’d like to say it loud and clear: The PC version of The Witcher 3 will have absolutely no DRM from day 0. Zero. Zip. Nada. It doesn’t matter if you choose to buy it on GOG.com and support us directly or buy the game in box format, you’ll still get the 100% DRM-free experience. And this goes for the whole world.”

“We’ve fiddled with DRM in the past (Oh boy! How young and naïve we were;)) and that’s enough. Lesson learned.”

The only way that you will have some kind of DRM tied to your game is if you were to purchase it off of Steam, which the game will definitely be available on by the way.

“It’ll be on Steam; the team isn’t going to exclude that community by any means. Gamers have a choice in where they buy their games, but where CDPR does have control — like GOG.com — there will be absolutely no DRM.”

Purchase the game in retail form or from GOG, and you won’t even have Steam’s online system to worry about. CD Projeckt themselves have not put in place any DRM. [Eurogamer]