CD Projekt RED CEO Vocally Against Xbox One’s DRM Policy
Despite its upcoming title The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt being featured main stage in Microsoft’s E3 conference, CD Projekt RED will not let their anti-DRM policies go unnoticed.
CD Projekt Red, besides being the development powerhouse behind The Witcher series of games, also runs GOG.com (formerly known as Good Old Games), a digital distribution platform that prides itself on providing all of its games without controversial DRM. Unfortunately for them, Microsoft reaffirmed their stance of an always-online, publisher and console dictated DRM, and CEO Marcin Iwiński had a few choice words to say about that:
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.
It should be noted that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt does not yet have an announced publisher, so only time will tell if the PlayStation 4 version will feature any third-party DRM. Iwiński has stressed that if players demand a DRM-free version, the only way to guarantee it at this time is to get the PC version.
We’ll keep you posted on any new developments as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt approaches its 2014 release date.