The Witcher 2 DRM 'Nothing to Worry About'

Though Namco Bandai supports the idea of DRM that requires an active internet connection and will be distributing The Witcher 2 (PC) throughout Europe and Asia, developer CD Projekt RED tells fans that "there's nothing to worry about." nope

"Our distributors commented the Ubisoft-like DRM securilty solutions, and we're receiving a massive feedback about applying such in The Witcher 2," the company declared via Facebook. "There's nothing to worry about, as nothing is decided yet. And still, it's a private opinion. You know Cd Projekt RED's opinion about DRM, right? ;-)"

CD Projekt has long been opposed to "strict DRM schemes," telling GameCyte that "We rather believe that it is better to encourage people to buy the original game by giving them exceptional quality and additional values than trying to punish piracy." The company also operates Good Old Games, a DRM-free digital distribution outlet.

On Twitter, CD Projekt RED responded to fan concerns that the role-playing sequel would require an active internet connection for online play and only store saved games online by simply stating that "there's no reason to worry about that in The Witcher 2."

Distributed by Atari in North America, The Witcher 2 is due out in Q1 2011--between January 1 and March 31, 2011--with the Namco-distributed European and Asian versions due within the spacious 2011 release window.

CD Projekt also hopes to release PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions of The Witcher 2, but has noted that "we are focusing on the PC version at this time. At some point we'll probably talk about console development, but that time isn't now."