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The Witcher 2 Was Pirated Over 4.5 Million Times

Despite an eye-opening ratio of around five pirated copies per one legitimate purchase of The Witcher 2, the CEO of resolutely anti-DRM developer and publisher CD Projekt has reiterated that stringent copy-protection is not the way forward.

Speaking in an interview with PC Gamer, company CEO and co-founder Marcin Iwinski said that The Witcher 2 was illegally downloaded by tens of thousands of people during its first two weeks on sale. He then went on to exhibit why CD Projekt is so well regarded by gamers that purchase its games legitimately.

“Still, DRM does not work and however you would protect it, it will be cracked in no time. Plus, the DRM itself is a pain for your legal gamers – this group of honest people, who decided that your game was worth the 50 USD or Euro and went and bought it. Why would you want to make their lives more difficult?”


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