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CD Projekt using power of corporate synergy to offer The Witcher 2 DRM free on GOG.com

Posted by: Chuck at 3/22/2011 8:52 AM
The folks at CD Projekt really want you to buy The Witcher 2 through their sister company Good Old Games.  In order to entice you to buy the game there they are offering to sell the game DRM free through that site and that site only. That's kind of a big deal as the company is betting that those who buy the game honestly through the site won't turn around and hand it off to their friends and strangers around the globe.  


The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Digital Premium Edition to be DRM-Free only on GOG.com
Good Old Games’ version of highly-anticipated RPG will not contain DRM as all other downloadable versions will; to host live The Witcher 2 video Q&A on Ustream with Senior Producer Tomasz Gop

Warsaw, Poland - March 15. Good Old Games (www.gog.com), the premier purveyor of classic, DRM-free PC games, is announcing that it will be the sole DRM-free distributor of the Digital Premium Edition of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. As a sister company to CD Projekt RED, the development house behind The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, GOG has been offering preorders for the title with exclusive downloadable content, but in a change of pace today it’s what they’re not offering for download that may pique a gamer’s interest. GOG’s copy of The Witcher 2 will not contain any DRM, unlike all other versions of the Digital Premium Edition.

“DRM is not an effective way to combat piracy,” said Managing Director Guillaume Rambourg. “Our main concern has always been the user’s experience with the titles they purchase, and DRM effects that experience in a negative way, which is why we’ve been absolutely thrilled at the opportunity to distribute CD Projekt RED’s incredible RPG. We’re also pleased that we’ve been able to stick to our guns with The Witcher 2 and release it DRM free to all of our customers around the world.”


About GOG.com
GOG.com – or Good Old Games – is the ultimate destination for classic PC games. The site offers gamers some of the greatest PC games of all time for a low price and free from copy protection. GOG.com is much more than just another digital distribution site, featuring an extensive community component that allows players to rate, review and discuss their favorite PC games, as well as insightful articles from respected game journalists. Visit www.gog.com and start your journey into the past.