The Witcher 3 Takes Shots At DRM

The Witcher 3 Takes Shots At DRM

Above, via Kotaku reader SilentAssassn87, a lovely little dig from the developers of The Witcher 3, CD Projekt Red, who are quite critical of the restrictive anti-piracy method known as Digital Rights Management (DRM).

If you can't read that text — yes, The Witcher 3 has a font problem! — here it is:

The Defensive Regulatory Magicon (or DRM for short) belongs to the above-mentioned group of the longest-lasting, most effective and hardest to break defensive mechanisms. In order to recognise the individual administering it, it makes use of a portal mounted at the entrance of the area it is to defend. This portal passes streams of magical energy through the body of the person entering and can, in the blink of an eye, determine if this person has the corporeal signature (eyeball structure included) of the entitled administrator. As a result, the only unauthorised individuals that can possibly hope to enter are mimics.

DRM thus makes for an extremely effective and near-unbreakable security measure - but you are in luck, for you hold in your hands the key to bypassing it, namely the present tome, Gottfried's Omni-opening Grimore, or GOG for short. In the pages to follow you will find innumerable methods for deactivating DRM, or, even better, bypassing it altogether (…)

Well-played, CD Projekt Red. Well-played.


    its not just an in game book that takes a shot at DRM, its part of whole damn questline and its fucking glorious

    I would get into PC Gaming but DRM puts me off, its more out of principle than anything else, don't want to start any arguments over DRM but I believe it effects the consumer while not truly stopping piracy.

      That would be why CDPR and GOG's policy is no DRM... Ever.

        Yeah GOG is great they recently released Outlaws I loved that game growing up.

      Won't get too far into it but consoles are also affected by DRM, just not in as much an obvious way as PC. Burnie from Roosterteeth tried to demonstrate console DRM during one of their The Patch podcasts a while back.

      I can't deny though, DRM is a major bother on PC, especially that damn uPlay.

        If you have a link that would be awesome. I rather put faith in the longevity of hardware rather than the service of a company. But either way isn't very assuring especially with modern consoles and their failure rate.

    It also has a 1000 crown self help book that it says is for a quest that I have yet to find that talks about a guy who spent some time in the wilds and found a special herb which made him healthier and has lots of uses and that you should read further to find out how. will track down a screenshot.

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