Getting to know REDkit
I was pretty surprised when I was chosen as a part of the REDkit beta for The Witcher 2. When I applied, my experience with game development included building custom maps for Age of Empires 2 for my friends and me, building a landscape with the Crysis Editor for my own enjoyment and creating a small horror mod for Skyrim, “Arheim” (which I never finished). So since I thought that this would probably not sell myself very well, I added some videos I made with the movie editor for Grand Theft Auto IV. Read more »
Hey, following our recent announcement of the distribution deals of The Witcher 3 in North America and Europe, there have been some concerns regarding DRM and previous legal issues with The Witcher 2. We’ve seen a lot of comments in various places around the web and we would like to join in on the conversation.
I’d like to say it loud and clear: The PC version of The Witcher 3 will have absolutely no DRM from day 0. Zero. Zip. Nada. It doesn’t matter if you choose to buy it on GOG.com and support us directly or buy the game in box format, you’ll still get the 100% DRM-free experience. And this goes for the whole world.
We’ve fiddled with DRM in the past (Oh boy! How young and naïve we were;)) and that’s enough. Lesson learned.
Having said that, I’d like to thank you for your continuous support. You’ve bought six million copies of the Witcher games so far. Whoo-hoo! Let’s celebrate. Here, have some cake!
It’ll be on Steam; the team isn’t going to exclude that community by any means. Gamers have a choice in where they buy their games, but where CDPR does have control — like GOG.com — there will be absolutely no DRM.
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We are proud to announce that Geralt of Rivia, as known from your favorite video games, is now six years old!
Six years have passed since we’ve embarked on the magical journey of bringing one of the most unique and recognizable fantasy worlds into the realm of video gaming. We’ve started with a dream and a few rough ideas and today we’re on the forefront of the next generation of role playing games.
The continued support of gamers worldwide has been one of the keys to our success and a reason we have such a strong foundation to build from. We’d like to announce that six million copies of The Witcher games have been sold up to this day and our community is growing into one of the strongest RPG fandoms in the world. It is because of your dedication and constant involvement that the Xbox 360® version of The Witcher 2 has achieved “Classics” status in Europe and we are able to grow as a developer and bring you games that we hope will stay with you for years.
“CD Projekt RED was built on the idea that giving gamers more is always worth it. Since the very beginning of our journey we have seen that the approach of inviting gamers into a dialogue with the developer is really important and can shake up the – sometimes self-destructive – business side of games. We hope you’ll stay with us for the years to come and that we will continue to make these changes together,” said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD Projekt RED
We’ve prepared an infographic to show how The Witcher series evolved during the years. You can download it here.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is only $19.99/19.99€ on Xbox 360 – it’s the perfect time to embark on one of the most captivating dark fantasy adventures on the current generation. Visit buy.thewitcher.com for more information!
Together with Dark Horse Comics, one of the global leaders in comic book publishing, we are thrilled to invite you to New York Comic Con, where we will unveil something truly special for fans of the fantasy genre.
There’s a mystery near the edge of the Black Forest. We’d like to invite you to fear it with us.
See the teaser here.
Learn more at New York Comic Con,
Full Color Fantasy: Fantasy Comics Past, Present and Future!
Friday, October 11 , 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Gamescom 2013 has ended, yet our journey is far from over. During the expo we hooked Witcher fans up with more than 10,000 t-shirts, gave 254 interviews and presented the game to more than 880 journalists from 37 countries. Thank you all for making it a fantastic gamescom!
We’ve prepared a little treat for you – a video showing some of the backstage happenings from the fair! Gamescom facts, off the record statements, cheeky Instagram selfies and the-Ice-Giant-riding-the-escalator-prank are all included. We hope you’ll have as much fun watching as we had making it. See it here!