CD Projekt to fine Witcher 2 pirates

Written by Joe Martin

November 23, 2010 // 11:08 a.m.

Tags: #cd-projekt #law #legal #piracy #the-witcher #the-witcher-2 #torrent #witcher-2 #witcher-2-torrent #witcher-pirate #witcher-torrent

CD Projekt, the Polish developer behind GoodOldGames and The Witcher, has announced that it will pursue fines against those who pirate upcoming sequel, The Witcher 2.

Speaking in an interview with Eurogamer, CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwiński said that the company would protect the game, which will ship without DRM, by seeking legal action against pirates.

CD Projekt has previously alleged that other publishers are scared to stop using DRM, despite the fact that it arguably doesn't work very well.

'Of course we’re not happy when people are pirating our games, so we are signing with legal firms and torrent sneaking companies,' said Marcin.

'In quite a few big countries, when people are downloading it illegally they can expect a letter from a legal firm saying, "Hey, you downloaded it illegally and right now you have to pay a fine."

CD Projekt recently started accepting pre-orders for The Witcher 2, with attractive deals offered through digital stores such as GoodOldGames. Check out our own Witcher 2 interview for more information on the game, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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