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CD Projekt RED vows no platform exclusives for Witcher 3


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Ah, the platform exclusives: publishers, Sony and Microsoft are all guilty of doing this. Microsoft likes to throw money at publishers so that they have timed exclusivity for the Xbox platforms, but don’t think Sony is above doing similar – how many games have featured “exclusive” extra content just for the PlayStation platform? Ubisoft and Sony are about to do that again with next week’s release of  Watch Dogs.

It’s a bit of an odd practice, but it clearly makes a difference to sales otherwise it would have stopped a while ago. Unless both Microsoft and Sony simply continue to utilise it as another method of upstaging each other. That’s likely. Anyway, it’s nice to see that some developers and publishers aren’t interested in platform exclusives. CD Projekt RED is one of those who has given the finger to this practice – next year’s The Witcher 3 won’t feature any platform exclusives at all.

“We are treating all gamers equally,” said CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski.

In case that jab at the irritating obsession with platform exclusivity wasn’t clear enough, Iwinski elaborated:

“We’ll not deliver exclusive content to any of the platforms, nor will we artificially delay release of the game on any of the platforms because somebody’s paying us money for that. It’s definitely against our values. We are not doing that.”

So that’s good news, isn’t it? CD Projekt RED has always had this mentality of putting the players first when it comes to their games, so it’s nice to see that all of their recent success and growth hasn’t made that policy evaporate in favour of a more corporate agenda.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in February 2015.

Source: Eurogamer

  • Felix101

    Good guy CD Project :) Wish more game developers were like this.

  • FanieNel

    CD Projekt RED, best there is in the industry. They only do good things for us gamers and we respect them for it. Due to their stand on this and the fact that they don’t have any DRM in place is why people actually buy their games and not pirate them as much.

    I like that there will be no platform exclusive items as that annoys most people. I know Microsoft loves to make sure that content get released first on Xbox then a few weeks later on others, and this is seriously scratching me in the wrong way. My hate for Microsoft just grows each time they do this.

  • Alex Rowley

    Those CD projekt Red guys…they good people.

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