CD Projekt

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CD Projekt
Type Spółka Akcyjna
Industry
Founded Warsaw, Poland (February 2002 (2002-02))
Founders Marcin Iwiński
Michał Kiciński
Headquarters Warsaw, Poland
Area served Worldwide
Key people Marcin Iwiński (CEO)
Products
Subsidiaries cdp.pl
GOG.com[1]
Website www.cdprojekt.com

CD Projekt S.A. is a Polish video game developer. The company was founded in February 2002 as a development studio of cdp.pl under the name CD Projekt RED. The first game the unit produced was The Witcher, based on Andrzej Sapkowski's books. Projekt is the Polish noun for project, so it is pronounced [ˈprɔjɛkt̪] as opposed to the English /ˈpɹəʊd͡ʒɛkt/.

History[edit]

After the international success of The Witcher, CD Projekt changed its focus to game development. In February 2008, CD Projekt RED's parent company CD Projekt Sp. z o.o. acquired Metropolis Software development studio, which was subsequently merged with CD Projekt RED.[2]

Advocacy[edit]

CD Projekt is openly against the inclusion of DRM technology in video games and software. The company believes that DRM is not an effective measure of stopping software piracy. It has based these beliefs on the data received from the sale of The Witcher 2. CD Projekt found that their initial release, which included DRM technology, had been pirated over 4.5 million times, while the DRM-free re-release saw far lesser pirate-activity.[3] Based on these beliefs, CD Projekt has revealed that the next installment in the series, The Witcher 3, will be released without DRM right from the beginning.[4] Another renowned trait of CD Projekt's policies within the gaming industry is the use of free patches and updates to enhance their products post-release, as opposed to the paid DLC model used by many other developers and publishers.

Games developed[edit]

Year Game Platform(s)
2007 The Witcher Microsoft Windows, OS X
2011 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, OS X, Linux
2015 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
TBA Cyberpunk 2077 TBA
They
The Witcher Adventure Game Microsoft Windows, OS X, Android, iOS
The Witcher Battle Arena Windows Phone, Android, iOS

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.cdprojekt.com/en/Capital_group/Opis_Grupy_Kapitalowej_CD_Projekt_RED
  2. ^ Kalista, Randy (18 February 2008). "Metropolis Software and CD Projekt form super Central European development house". GamingNexus.com. Retrieved 31 March 2009. 
  3. ^ Griffiths, Daniel Nye (18 November 2012). "'The Truth Is, It Doesn't Work' - CD Projekt On DRM". Forbes.com. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Iwinski, Marcin (30 October 2013). "No DRM in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - an open letter to the community". CD Projekt RED. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 

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