CD Projekt RED

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CD Projekt RED
Division of CD Projekt
Industry Computer and video games
Interactive entertainment
Founded 2002
Founder Michał Kiciński
Marcin Iwiński
Headquarters Warsaw, Poland
Products The Witcher series
Cyberpunk 2077
Number of employees
Parent CD Projekt

CD Projekt RED is a Polish video game developer founded in 2002 as a development studio of CD Projekt. The first game the unit produced was The Witcher, based on Andrzej Sapkowski's books.


In February 2008, CD Projekt RED's parent company CD Projekt acquired Metropolis Software development studio, which was subsequently merged with CD Projekt RED.[2]


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.[3] 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.[4] 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.

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
2014 The Witcher: Adventure Game Microsoft Windows, OS X, Android, iOS
2015 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
TBA Cyberpunk 2077 TBA

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Our History". Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ Kalista, Randy (18 February 2008). "Metropolis Software and CD Projekt form super Central European development house". Retrieved 31 March 2009. 
  3. ^ Griffiths, Daniel Nye (18 November 2012). "'The Truth Is, It Doesn't Work' - CD Projekt On DRM". 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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