CD Projekt Red, the developers behind the highly anticipated role-playing game, The Witcher 3 has shared their opinion on DLCs and DRM in a new interview with IGN.
Head of marketing and PR, Michal Platkow-Gilewski shared the company’s hatred on DRM by saying:
We don’t want to assault anyone. Each time we are thinking about a decision, the first rule is we have to treat gamers like we’d like to be treated. We don’t believe in DRM because we hate DRM. It also doesn’t protect, not really.
Games are cracked in minutes, hours or days, but they’re always cracked. If you want to pirate you’ll find a way. But if you’re a committed gamer and are buying the game why should we place a barrier on you?
He has a point there as all the games that are released with DRM get cracked sooner or later, however, the players who do purchase it with their hard earned money have to face the DRM.
Michal continued on to talk about DLC saying if DLC is a small portion of the game, it should be free.
Then, with DLC, it’s small content. Like one-thousandth of the whole game. Why should you charge for that? If it’s small, give it for free. I know it’s not always possible or easy but this is what we want to give gamers; a little bit of love, which we’d like to get from other developers as gamers ourselves.
Previously released Witcher games were DRM free and The Witcher 3 will continue the tradition.
The Witcher 3 is bigger than the last two games and offers more than 100 hours of gameplay if side missions and random events are added to the main story line.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set to launch on 24th February, 2015 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.