Those days are well past when PC games would come with a lousy DRM that would tear up the game performance on so many levels. OK, may be that’s was a bit wishful thinking but there are developers like CD Projekt Red that have took it upon themselves to set an example.
Yes, that means Witcher 3 will not have DRM in any capacity.
Joint CEO and Co-founder of Projekt Red, Marcin Iwinski took to the company’s official website with an open letter to the fans of the series and cleared any doubts that were still there in people’s minds.
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.” Iwinski ensured. “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.
Jokingly, Iwinski also accepted that their earlier policies regarding DRM usage were up to no good and that they have learnt their lesson now:
We’ve fiddled with DRM in the past (Oh boy! How young and naïve we were;)) and that’s enough. Lesson learned.
While talking about the distribution rights, the letter ensured that the game will be available on Steam since they want the customers to have a choice where to get the game from but insisted that the no-DRM policy will be applied to all the areas where CD Projekt Red has control.
Does this make you trust CD Projekt Red more?