When the news hit
PC gamers smiled happily
For the third Witcher game
Will be completely DRM free.
That poem was horrible, and I will never do it again, but the news is not! DRM for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is not a thing and won’t ever be. Oh yes, DRM: that nasty little thing that manages to incite regret for purchasing a game legitimately.
Marcin Iwinski, bigwig over at The Witcher developer CD Projekt RED said in a blog post, “Hey, following our recent announcement of the distribution deals of The Witcher 3 in North America and Europe, there have been some concerns regarding DRM and previous legal issues with The Witcher 2”.
“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.”
Of course should you buy the game through Steam, there will still be that level of anti-piracy protection but from CDPR’s side there will be none of that.
“Gamers have a choice in where they buy their games, but where CDPR does have control — like GOG.com — there will be absolutely no DRM.”
And no pirates, that does not mean this is an invite to torrent the game.