Developer CD Projekt Red has confirmed the new Witcher 3 to not include the controversial DRM feature.
Speaking to Kotaku, game designer Miciej Szczesnik said, “We are trying to get rid of DRM. If someone wants to pirate a game, eventually he will.”
It’s great to see them follow up on their promise which they relayed at last year’s GDC. Back then CEO Martin Iwinski said, “Every subsequent game we will never use any DRM anymore, it’s just over-complicating things.”
“DRM does not protect your game. If there are examples that it does, then people maybe should consider it, but then there are complications with legit users,” he then concluded.
Ubisoft used to be a staunch supporter of the DRM feature; until last year, when they finally announced that they would be ditching the always-online menace. Currently, EA is still flying the DRM flag high, though that may change soon enough.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is due for release on PC and next generation consoles.