CD Projekt RED 'Will Never Use Any DRM' in the Future
CD Projekt RED's stance against DRM is well documented, but that did not stop the developer from adding SecuROM to one version of The Witcher 2. The copy at GOG.com did not include DRM, while other versions did. What happened to the DRM version did not surprise CD Projekt RED in the slightest, as CEO Marcin Iwinski said the DRM version was cracked in two hours upon release. What surprised him was the pirates took the DRM version and cracked it, instead of using the DRM-free GOG.com version of The Witcher 2. Iwinski figured the DRM-free version would be the one available and not the one with DRM, but that was not the case. Iwinski then said all future titles CD Projekt releases "will never use any DRM," and that including it simply does not work. "DRM does not protect your game," Iwinski declared after a presenation at GDC, and that using it complicates things for legit users. Maybe other developers should stand up and take notice.