Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Illegal Witcher 2


Software pirates may want to think twice before torrenting a copy of The Witcher 2. CD Projekt, the developers behind the upcoming PC role-playing game, have informed Eurogamer of an initiative to seek out and punish those who acquire the Witcher sequel through illegal means.
"We are signing with legal firms and torrent sneaking companies," explained CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski. "In quite a few big countries, when people are downloading it illegally they can expect a letter from a legal firm saying, 'Hey, you downloaded it illegally and right now you have to pay a fine.'"
It's an approach not all that dissimilar from the recording industry's anti-piracy measures, though CD Projekt hopes to avoid some of the negative PR associated with the RIAA's tactics. "We don't want to be so harsh," Iwinski said, "but there is a chance that this might happen to some people if they download illegally."
If you're interested in scoring a legal copy of the game, the Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings should be available at retail on May 17 of next year.

6 comments:

Anonfourtwenty said...

Good to know!

Mr Bouchard said...

I'm a huge fan of the first game. I can't wait to play this one. It's a nice thing that they upgraded their anti-piracy system. This way we're sure we won't get our cd-key stolen (like it did with my D2 account)

LoneIslander said...

Is it even any good, I never heard of this series before.

miecak said...

@LoneIslander the first game received very good reviews and this next part is looking even better. You should check out the first game if you are into RPG's.

Since they are mainly releasing it for the PC I can see why they want to protect their investment, but I doubt it will have any effect. Looking forward to this game, it's looking great.

Cowbellrocker said...

I really dont know what to think of this. I guess it is their job and illegal downloads directly affect their profits.

ImmaFrog said...

they ought to be careful then

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