The development team at CD Projekt RED working on The Witcher series believes that one of the reasons for the success of the franchise, apart from the gameplay and the story, is the way the studio has interacted with gamers and showed them respects over time.
Recently, Andrzej Kwiatkowski; One of the designers on the series told Examiner that his company always wants gamers to get as much value as possible from titles they are buying , Which is why CD Projekt RED has decided against using
any Digital Rights Management solution in its releases. He explained that “From my point of view, I think that it’s a mix of how we treat gamers and how we value what they say about our games. We have the no DRM policy that’s a big bow before those who decide not to use pirated software, we support our games well after they’re launched and we actually listen to players’ feedback.”
CD Projekt are basically willing to accept that some gamers are too poor or too uninterested in the law to buy their games, but believe that there is no way to stop them from doing so without hurting those who are willing to pay and expect a superior experience. The respect for the gamer is also manifested in the launch of comprehensive Enhanced Editions for both of the Witcher titles, designed to fix problems, introduce new content and more mechanics, all of it for free.
Andrzej Kwiatkowski has also said that the company are not announcing an official launch date for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt because they don’t want to disappoint their player base. He added, “we’re one of those companies that believe in the ‘it’s ready when it’s ready’ thing. This stems both from our respect to gamers and the fact we just won’t release a game that does not represent the quality we want it to represent.”
The latest entry in the series; The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is currently set to be released this year for PC, PlayStation 4 & Xbox One. The title will be the last in the series and will see Protagonist, Geralt deal with a powerful supernatural threat that could destroy all humanity while also dealing with one of the most painful episodes from his past. CD Projekt RED have said they are rebuilding the entire combat system in order to make it more satisfying while introducing an open-world structure to the series for the first time. Check out the trailer below for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be available on PS4, X1 & PC later this year and is looking incredible to say the least.
So what do you think? Do you agree CD Projekt RED have respect for Gamers? Are you glad CD Projekt don’t include DRM in their games? Will you be picking up The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn & Reddit.
Article by Matthew McNamee