Witcher 2 – Assassins of Kings: Game’s Developer Never use any DRM Protection in the Future
In what is sure to be music to the ears of gamers who get annoyed at DRM schemes, the developer of The Witcher 2 – Assassins of Kings has come out on record to say that they will never use DRM for any future title they develop. The developer studio, CD Projekt Red, is not going to implement any digital rights management or software security measures on its future games.
They are going this route because they feel that DRM does not protect games from piracy. They also see DRM as overcomplicating the game. During his speech at the Game Developers Conference, CD Projekt Red chief Marcin Iwinski declared that his company will never again deploy DRM on its projects. Comparing DRM-protected and DRM-free versions of The Witcher 2 – Assassins of Kings, Iwinski said he was surprised that the DRM-free version did not get pirated as much as the SecuROM protected version of the game. He said that within two hours of the game’s release, it was cracked. The cracking team did not use the Good Old Games unprotected version.
The RPG adventure game The Witcher 2 – Assassins of Kings sold 4.5 million copies despite being pirated. There is an Enhanced Edition version of the game that will come out in North America on April 17. The Enhanced Edition comes in PC and Xbox 360 versions. It packs four hours of added content, new characters and new locations.