Good guy CD Projekt Red, developer of The Witcher series, believes digital rights management (DRM) is the “worst thing in the gaming industry.” Project lead for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Konrad Tomaszkiewicz spoke with Forbes and said such measures negatively impact gameplay experiences.
“In my opinion, DRM is the worst thing in the gaming industry. It’s limiting our rights to play games owned by us,” Tomaszkiewicz said. “Let’s imagine that you have a game that requires Internet connection to prove that you actually bought it. What if you lose your connection because of your Internet provider? You can’t play anymore.”
Tomaszkiewicz (imagine spelling that out every time you sign something) also stated that DRM does not stop piracy and is instead only a “real pain” for legal users. He said that their fans appreciate CD Projekt Red’s stance against DRM and that these users–on forums and elsewhere– try to convince pirates and others to purchase their games instead of downloading them illegally.
Also, for those of you who hate those pesky quick-time events, Tomaszkiewicz (I love copy and paste) confirmed that The Witcher 3 will not feature any quick-time events. He explained that these moments in past games have “usually frustrated players.”
For a better interview here’s info on the Romances, Epilogue and what to expect!