CD Projekt RED
|Division of CD Projekt|
|Industry||Computer and video games
|Products||The Witcher series
Number of employees
In February 2008, CD Projekt RED's parent company CD Projekt acquired Metropolis Software development studio, which was subsequently merged with CD Projekt RED.
CD Projekt RED 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 RED 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. Based on these beliefs, CD Projekt RED has revealed that the next installment in the series, The Witcher 3, will be released without DRM right from the beginning. Another renowned trait of CD Projekt RED'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.
|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|
- "Our History". cdprojektred.com. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
- Kalista, Randy (18 February 2008). "Metropolis Software and CD Projekt form super Central European development house". GamingNexus.com. Retrieved 31 March 2009.
- Griffiths, Daniel Nye (18 November 2012). "'The Truth Is, It Doesn't Work' - CD Projekt On DRM". Forbes.com. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- 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.