The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings is now DRM-Free

By on May 26, 2011

Now here is another reason why we love CD Projekt RED. The company has officially launched their first patch and get this right, they have completely removed the game’s DRM. Yeap, you read it right. Following GOG’s example, the retail version of The Witcher 2 is now DRM-free.

Why did the company remove its protection? Our guess is that it was causing the slowdowns and they decided to remove it in order to offer identical performance with the GOG version. On the other hand, they might have decided to offer something as a bonus for all the troubles that most gamers were facing these last days. Don’t forget that CD Projekt had also removed the protection of the first ‘The Witcher’ via a patch.

And we are right. According to the patch notes, SecureRom was removed to make the installation and activation of the game easier and more stable. Moreover, CD Projekt RED stated:

So, we felt keeping the DRM would mainly hurt our legitimate users. This is completely in line with what we said before the release of The Witcher 2. We felt DRM was necessary to prevent the game being pirated and leaked before release. This purpose has been served, so we are pleased to let our users enjoy the full freedom of game usage they deserve.

Those interested can download the leaked patch as there isn’t any difference at all with the official one. You can also view our Performance Analysis to find out if the game will run fine with your hardware.

So PC gamers and Witcher fans, rejoice!

About David Scarpitta

I am a critical guy, and love to review and give my professional opinion on just about anything. Though have a love for tech/gaming and music alongside the cinema. You can catch me consulting and developing the net any day of the week.