Well Done, CD Projekt Red: Developer Confirms No DRM For 'The Witcher 3'

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Apr 04, 2013 11:05 AM EDT

It's satisfying when developers actually listen to the people who pay money for their games.

After EA threw in the DRM towel after all the hullabaloo surrounding the mangled "SimCity" launch, and Ubisoft ditched the concept in September, "The Witcher 3" developer CD Projekt Red is the latest to do away with DRM.

The company confirms the move to Kotaku, with designer Miciej Szczesnik saying, "We are trying to get rid of DRM...If someone wants to pirate a game, eventually he will."

The team actually noticed that once they removed DRM, there was a fair amount of support from fans, even going so far as to discourage piracy on torrents. "When we removed DRM, people on those torrents were actually asking people not to download our game, because we [had stopped using DRM]," says managing director Adam Badowski.

It's a move that's sure to please even more fans, and hopefully other developers will follow suit. 

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