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Old 03-16-2012, 05:26 AM   #1
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CD Projekt stops using DRM forever

I love them so much.


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CD Projekt Red, the part of CD Projekt that does the game development, is leaving DRM behind for good. CEO Marchin Lwinski said at GDC presentation "Every subsequent game we will never use any DRM anymore, it’s just over-complicating things." They did include DRM in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, but quickly patched it out, apparently realizing the futility. "We release the game. It’s cracked in two hours, it was no time for Witcher 2. What really surprised me is that the pirates didn’t use the GOG version, which was not protected. They took the SecuROM retail version, cracked it and said ‘we cracked it’ – meanwhile there’s a non-secure version with a simultaneous release. You’d think the GOG version would be the one floating around." He continued "DRM does not protect your game. If there are examples that it does, then people maybe should consider it, but then there are complications with legit users."

Steam comes to mind as a sort of DRM solution that, for the most part, plays friendly with users, but being that CD Projekt is the company behind Good Old Games (which recently started selling non-old games from more publishers) it is easy to guess why they aren't entirely jumping on that solution either.

http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/63...ny-DRM-anymore
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:09 AM   #2
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Everyone who is against DRM and DLC should buy a copy of The Witcher 2 at full price to show their support on principle.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:13 AM   #3
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I bought it from Gog.com.

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Old 03-16-2012, 10:12 AM   #4
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Everyone who is against DRM and DLC should buy a copy of The Witcher 2 at full price to show their support on principle.
and then publish it as a torrent .

jokes a side .. never cool of CD P
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