The Witcher series developer CD Projekt Red said during a Game Developers Conference panel this week that all of its future games will be DRM free. The comments were made by CD Projekt Red CEO Marcin Iwinski. Iwinski said during the panel discussion that the studio wouldn't use any digital rights management software in its games again because it over-complicates things for them and doesn't really protect their games from piracy. Iwinski went on to say that the retail version of The Witcher 2, which used SecuROM as its DRM solution, was cracked in two hours of its release.
While this is good news for consumers who have a zero tolerance policy for games that include intrusive DRM solutions (such as always connected solutions used by the likes of Ubisoft), the company may have some difficulty convincing future publishing partners that excluding DRM is a good idea. Perhaps this simply means that the company will rely more heavily on digital distribution partners such as Steam and its own Good Old Games portal to distribute its games in the future.
We will see how it all works out, I guess.
Source: VOX Games