Saturday, December 28, 2013
CD Projekt, Developers Of The Witcher , Responds To Xbox One DRM Backlash

CD Projekt, Developers Of The Witcher , Responds To Xbox One DRM Backlash

CD Projekt, the developer behind popular RPG The Witcher, has been staunchly opposed to DRM, but now that Xbox One has gone the route that they’re 100 percent against, some people wanted to know their stance on the matter.

In an interview with Eurogamer, CD Projekt studio co-founder and Joint CEO Marcin Iwiński said that their position on the DRM remains the same, however they didn’t want to deny a group of gamers, more pointedly those who purchase Xbox One, the Witcher 3 experience.

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.

What do you guys think? Is he’s response a reasonable one? I think so.


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  • Benzo

    Very reasonable response. Despite their feelings about DRM, they have to put themselves in a position to reach as many consumers as possible to make $$$. No $$$ no more CD Projekt.

  • rpatricky

    Agreed. It is very well put.

  • Mitchell Monroy

    I just wonder; if they are against DRM, will the Xbox One versions of their games have DRM restrictions while their other versions will not? Or will there be DRM on all of their versions because One platform wants to impose them. It makes me wonder if all third party publishers will take a similar stance, and it makes me wonder if Sony saying THEY aren’t imposing DRM is a truly pointless statement since the publisher will do it anyway.