The Witcher 3 Says No To DRM
Nobody likes DRM, even EA is a little ashamed of it these days but that doesn’t stop them from dropping online passes on us. Ubisoft is still full steam ahead with its policies though. It’s no secret that The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt is an advocate against DRM. I’m surprised there hasn’t been a side-quest where you slay a beat named Deerum (see what I did there?) or something.
It comes as no surprise then that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have absolutely no DRM measures on PC. The Witcher 2 got some backlash for its DRM but CD Projekt is all about making fans happy and doing what’s best for customers.
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What really makes this something worth noting is that this was announced in an open letter from CD Projekt to fans that appeared on the company’s official site. You can read the whole letter here, but here are the most important bit:
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.
Shortly after the letter released CD Projekt RED co-founder and joint CEO Marcin Iwinski announced that the game would also release on Steam to give customers as many buying options as possible. Rumour has it you can also purchase the game in exchange for an amount of fish.