Report: Witcher 2 Launching on Good Old Games in May Alongside Retail Release

According to Eurogamer, CD Projekt will launch its anticipated RPG, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, on Good Old Games on May 17, alongside the game's planned retail release.

Although is known for releasing retro PC titles for current Windows-based operating systems, CD Projekt--who owns and operates Good Old Games--will make an exception for its upcoming title. Additionally, plans to launch on means that The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will be completely DRM-free.

Eurogamer notes that CD Projekt will announce the plan during a scheduled conference call today.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings was originally scheduled to launch in March, but was recently pushed to May so that developers could "polish the game."

Xav de Matos was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    November 18, 2010 9:16 AM

    Huh. I wonder if GoG will plan to be a standard content provider in the future.

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      November 18, 2010 9:19 AM

      Most publishers will never accept their policies on DRM. It's either this marks the day when DRM will be added to GoG titles, or Witcher 2 will be a one-time anomaly in the service.

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        November 18, 2010 9:26 AM

        So you don't believe it will be DRM free?

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          November 18, 2010 9:55 AM

          Either it is DRM free, and it won't become a trend for publishers to generally push new releases on GOG, or they will implement some form of DRM and try to build GoG as a complementary service to rest of the DD platforms out there.

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            November 18, 2010 9:58 AM

            Either way, I'll be now getting it from GoG. I love the service, and in this case the money will go directly to CD Projekt.

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          November 18, 2010 10:02 AM

          GOG reports that Witcher 2 will be DRM-free:

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            November 18, 2010 10:05 AM

            Yea, i just preordered it =)

            Good for them, good for us. And I'm sure rest of the publishers won't see things quite this way. I must wonder though how they managed to get Atari to play ball with them in NA retail while pulling this off...

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      November 18, 2010 10:51 AM

      Nah, there's an FAQ on their pre-order page explaining that this is pretty much a unique thing because they're all owned by the same people, so they're doing some cross-promotion.

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        November 18, 2010 12:04 PM

        I've already pre-order from GOG. I love the service.

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