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‘The Witcher 3’ will not have any DRM


It’s no secret that Witcher developer CD Projekt Red isn’t a fan of DRM. As announcements regarding distribution slowly leak for the upcoming trilogy finale The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, some fans have expressed concern over this philosophy remaining the same. In a recent announcement, the studio hopes to quell our fears.

I’d like to say it loud and clear: The PC version of The Witcher 3 will have absolutely no DRM from day 0. Zero. Zip. Nada. It doesn’t matter if you choose to buy it on and support us directly or buy the game in box format, you’ll still get the 100% DRM-free experience. And this goes for the whole world.

The only slight exception to the rule will be the Steam version, which obviously comes with its own DRM via the Steam service. CD Projekt Red also owns the online storefront, which began as a venue for cheap versions of classic PC games, all completely DRM free. In recent years, the website has begun selling larger modern titles. 

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