The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Dev Doesn’t Believe in DRM “Because We Hate DRM”
CD Projekt RED’s Michal Platkow-Gilewski also talks about giving away DLC if it’s small.
CD Projekt RED has reiterated its desire to not have DRM for its game, particularly the upcoming The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and marketing head Michal Platkow-Gilewski has told IGN that this is due to not wanting to place barriers on those who officially buy the game.
“We don’t want to assault anyone. Each time we are thinking about a decision, the first rule is we have to treat gamers like we’d like to be treated. We don’t believe in DRM because we hate DRM. It also doesn’t protect, not really. Games are cracked in minutes, hours, or days, but they’re always cracked. If you want to pirate you’ll find a way. But if you’re a committed gamer and are buying the game why should we place a barrier on you?”
Platkow-Gilewski also talked about DLC and how it should provide value for the consumer. “Then, with DLC, it’s small content. Like one-thousandth of the whole game. Why should you charge for that? If it’s small, give it for free. I know it’s not always possible or easy but this is what we want to give gamers; a little bit of love, which we’d like to get from other developers as gamers ourselves.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in February 2015 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.