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Submitted by NatureOfLogic 971d ago | news

Xbox One Surprises Witcher Dev, Skips Poland At Launch

As it turns out, nobody at CD Projekt had any idea that this was going to happen. "I was just in a restaurant and saw the list," Iwiński told Game Informer. "I was surprised, and I really hope that it isn't final. I think Polish gamers will speak out loud. From my perspective, it's a sad situation". (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xbox One)

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Lovable  +   971d ago | Well said
Oh the Irony
Irishguy95  +   971d ago
Please oh pwease atop deving for the x1 and teach them a lesson
BattleTorn  +   971d ago
I'm sure they currently have.
HammockGames  +   971d ago
Speaking of irony, CDPR has been one of the most outspoken devs AGAINST DRM.

So to have their very own game chained to a DRM driven machine - that surprisingly won't even be supported in their own country at launch - must be incredibly frustrating.
blackbeld  +   971d ago
{One of those countries is Poland, home of CD Projekt Red, who is working on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for a multiplatform launch that includes Microsoft's console.

We spoke with Marcin Iwinski, co-founder and joint CEO of CD Projekt Red about the matter. "I was just in a restaurant and saw the list," Iwinski told us. "I was surprised, and I really hope that it isn't final. I think Polish gamers will speak out loud. From my perspective, it's a sad situation."}

Hahaha. Lol

XBone bad news it keeps coming.
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wastedcells  +   971d ago
Well it's coming out on X1, PS4 and PC same day so I guess Poland will have to stick with their pcs or buy a ps4. Don't be sad Poland...PS4 to the rescue.
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theBAWSE  +   970d ago
Epic_Troy  +   970d ago
That's some fanboyish thing too say smh
malol  +   970d ago
ya well that what happens when you trust MS.
they fuck you up real good.
FlameHawk  +   971d ago
When are developers going to learn? Don't go with Microsoft, you will have a bad experience.
SolidStoner  +   971d ago
bad trip...

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SilentNegotiator  +   971d ago
When Monopolysoft runs out of money.

(hint: probably not in our lifetimes)
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nosferatuzodd  +   971d ago
LOL indeed
wishingW3L  +   970d ago
they don't do it for MS, they do it for their fans that are on MS's console.
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NumOnePS3FanBoy  +   971d ago
Sony comes out to the press tomorrow by stating " We are bringing the PS4 to the Poland people the same day as NA and other EU counries"
talisker  +   970d ago
They actually did it today.
Sharius  +   970d ago
everybody just calm down, this game will be multiplatform, isn't it?

i think MS will find the way soon, so everyone in unsupport country can play that game.... like....hmmmm...... forget it....just wait till the support coming then.....
T2  +   970d ago
that's not the point ... the point is if you want to play a game, would you wait until the system that may not even have any advantages comes out, or would you just buy a ps4 and play witcher right away....
...Im gonna go out on a limb here and say ps4 kills it in poland.
Sharius  +   970d ago
oh..... irony....!!!!
Cueil  +   970d ago
Poland just recently got native Live support... they've been putting in England addresses and such for a long time now
CaptainFaisal  +   970d ago
100th agree :)
The_Infected  +   971d ago
I bet they regret revealing it at Microsofts Xbox One conference now. Lol

They should've revealed it at Sony's:)
RiPPn  +   971d ago
Sure they're not too sad as they admire their Microsoft money hat.
Blackdeath_663  +   971d ago
the CD Projekt Red devs i have the upmost respect for i hope they are really successful with witcher 3 and more importantly cyberpunk 2077 because they make great games. everyone knew witcher3 was coming and it was no surprise whether that was revealed at MS or at sony doesn't differ much most of their fans are on pc anyways
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stuntman_mike  +   971d ago
i was really surprised they showed up at the XB1 conference, as they are really against DRM in games?
Roccetarius  +   971d ago
I think it sent a mixed message to people, because MS is going anti consumer with their console. However, i still have faith in CDPR to do the right thing.
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1nsomniac  +   971d ago
People seem to forget so easily. They originally were the primary developer to make a huge fuss about forcing DRM on people publically until Anonymous & co protested by pirating their game in force.

It was only then that CD Projekt completely reversed their stance on DRM & vowed it was a horrible thing that they wouldn't do again.

Funny how all of a sudden no one remembers that part.... Still despite all this they are an aweome dev & I have Witcher 3 on pre-order.
stuntman_mike  +   971d ago

I didnt know that about cd project, they are also bed fellows with too another company who prides themselves with no drm.
DeadlyFire  +   970d ago
I don't think they really knew it would have such DRM on the console.
3-4-5  +   971d ago
They got screwed kind of....they will learn this lesson and everyone will understand when their next game is PS4 exclusive.
NatureOfLogic  +   971d ago
This will probably cause some devs to skip Xbox one in the future.
Cueil  +   970d ago
Or not... this is a business not a popularity contest... if developers and publishers make money they will release games on the system
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Eyesoffiction  +   971d ago
Ouch :P
brianunfried  +   971d ago
Keeps getting better by the minute for Microsoft.
3-4-5  +   971d ago
If we tried to write this....people would think it's fake.

It's actually happening though.
T2  +   970d ago
I know it's crazy people are coming on here and accusing others of spreading nasty rumours about xbone, but the real sad thing is, they aren't rumour they are just facts... check out darkwitness posts in the gamestop handing out flyers thread where he accuses gamestop of collusion for handing out flyers stating all the xbone restrictions.... the facts are just crazy, you couldn't make this sht up.
MorfiTM  +   970d ago
But worse for my country (Poland)...though I'll be playing it on PS4 :D
Ritsujun  +   970d ago
Region-free FTW.
Roper316  +   971d ago
If MS isn't allowed to control you with it's restrictive console they will just ignore your country altogether.

I'm American but just don't understand how anyone can condone & support what MS is doing.
Hicken  +   971d ago
I guess it's easier to have someone think for you than to do it for yourself.

As a fellow American, I can see- and am preemptively disappointed in- many Americans picking this console up, even despite all that's wrong with it.
Hercules189  +   970d ago
I'm buying it because of the games, I dont care about the ppl who have shitty internet connections.
brighthand  +   970d ago
@ Hercules189 When will you guys understand that it's not about your internet connections or whether you can afford it or not? It is about your rights to freely do with your property -that you paid full price for- whatever you want. These rights are slowly, surreptitiously being taken from you by MS and companies like it, and you are so caught up in how privileged you are to have internet connections that you don't even notice the underlying GREVIOUS issue presented. Don't just give it up like that man, FIGHT!
nosferatuzodd  +   970d ago
yep just like how they told us there are banning big juice cups at mc Donald i see a lot of this total control thing going going on here like we cant think for our self we're not little kids
if people want to drink and get fat that's their business who am i to tel them how to live .

People need to open there eyes what are they going to come with next tell you u cant play games doing the week only weekend and why should they stop there when they can tell Microsoft to freez you're game and spy on you with kinect to see if you're at work
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Cueil  +   970d ago
not only do I condone what they are doing I think they should have ditched trading physical media altogether and only had one time activation code in the box much like the old mp bs that Sony and EA used on games... you activate it once and then the disc is pointless no need to ever trade it at gamestop... let gamers trade between themselves through their friends list and remove the 24 hour check that's there because of this need to try and please the fools who enjoy getting ripped off by gamestop and other stores.
Mikelarry  +   971d ago
if ms does not care about the consumer who are meant to purchase thier console do the dev really think ms cares about them or the money they will make or ms

MS to devs: we will get your games to the uk and american markets. poland is that near island or something???
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Roper316  +   971d ago
I see the headlines now, Witcher 3 for XB1 cancelled! I would LOL at that and hope other devs follow suit.
Roccetarius  +   971d ago
If Witcher 3 was cancelled for Xbone, it would be a critical hit to that console.
TheTwelve  +   971d ago
Nah, that would be how CD Projekt gets sued.

Would be funny, though.
elhebbo16  +   971d ago
Would be funnier if CDP sued M$ for not telling them earlier.
jay2  +   971d ago
PMSL! Nice one M$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Loki86  +   971d ago
This was the last straw for me, I've supported MS since the reveal of the xbox. When they released that supported countries chart, I was done. CDPR is my favorite developer and to do this to them along with everything else, sorry just can't convince myself this the right choice anymore. PS4 at launch it is.
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Snookies12  +   971d ago
Good man Loki86. Normally I'm all for choice in which console someone wants to support. I'm perfectly fine with the Wii, 360, PS3, and PC this gen. I'll also be fine with PS4, Wii U, and PC next gen. The Xbox One however is anti-gaming. Buying their console will only support their horrendous policies and their blatant disrespect for those who live in countries that aren't supported at launch. Not to mention those that can't connect to the internet every day.

I feel really bad for those people who were looking forward to Microsoft's next console. Microsoft actually betrayed their gamers with all these awful policies.
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Bigpappy  +   971d ago
Wasn't PS3 released in the U.S. then Europe 6 months later. There are always areas that don't get a device at launch.
Hicken  +   971d ago
There's usually a difference, continent-wise, with consoles and game releases. But this isn't that.
banjadude  +   971d ago
Welcome brother. The community welcomes you with open arms.
Loki86  +   971d ago
Very somber moment for me canceling my autorenewal on my 10 year live account last night.
monks199  +   971d ago
i have just had to register as i was reading this and on the other site there is a map

i cant confirm its true but if it is xbox one is a joke look at some of the country's missing

Portugal, Cyprus, Greece to name a few there are loads of major country xbox are skipping

the biggest one is japan

i guess if the 360 did not do great there they are going to skip it

like i said i cant confirm if the map is real but if it is that's bad

i have just registered but i am not a fake person before i get accused of that i used to have an account her but cant remember logins or email used so registered
Muerte2494  +   971d ago
You're supporting Japan and not Poland? Good Job, Xbox ONE
monks199  +   971d ago
no look at the map they are not supporting japan
badz149  +   971d ago
Japan is not supported
worst still doesn't even have a release window for XBone!

just to show that they've lost all hope in Japan.
DrJones  +   971d ago
Why do they skip all of eastern Europe??
Bakkies  +   971d ago
CD Projekt is militant anti-DRM advocates, just take a look at When asked about the DRM of the Xbox One, they mumbled and murmured an inconspicuous response.

Now CD Projekt finds out they won't even be able to play Xbox One games at launch and still they only sound mildly disappointment and hopeful things will change.

So CD Projekt, Xbox One has attacked your ideology and dismissed your country. Will you stand up for yourselves and your ideology or are you selling out and banking the checks?
animegamingnerd  +   971d ago
wouldn't be surprise if they cancel the xbox version and if cyber punk is coming to console the xbox version of that may have been cancel
JAMurida  +   971d ago
I'm also watching this one very closely as it seems to be very interesting... They are really stuck in a hard place.

1. If they continue to develop this game for Xbox One and release it, despite the DRM and the region lock, they would most likely be labeled as hypocrites/sellouts by their fans and that they did it for the extra money.


2. They stopped development of the project on Xbox One until MS revises or simply gets rid of their new policy and everyone is happy. At the cost of lossing potential sales/new customers.

I personally feel it's going to be number one, but they will say that the reason behind this is that they "Wanted as many people as possible to enjoy Witcher 3's experience". And honestly you can't really knock them for that but Idk, it's going to be interesting to see how this plays out.
Bakkies  +   971d ago
I agree, it wouldn't be wise financially to discard all the work they have already done with the Xbox One version. Also to cancel the project will surely alienate themselves from MS.

I do think it may affect their future projects in some way or another. Maybe it won't, only time will tell. Still very interesting stuff.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   971d ago
It's obvious MS has no plans on selling allot of units WW. PS4 will easily outsell the X1.

Probably even here in the U.S this time around.
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lucaskeller1  +   971d ago
These past few weeks feel like one big dream, it went from sony vs microsoft to microsoft being the most hated console ever lol. Sometimes I just think microsoft is trolling us?! every other day they announce some sort of new restriction lol, if theres ever a more perfect time to say the never go full retard meme, its now
WeAreLegion  +   971d ago
Then don't release the game on Xbox One until it is supported in Poland. That's an easy way to protest. ;)
FrigidDARKNESS  +   971d ago
Im sure poland will get the console in 2014 . However the xb1 may not work in African Nations like Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa ect. due to very very poor internet network and rolling blaclkouts that could last a day.
ThyMagicSword  +   971d ago
Not at Launch, but in the distant future, when all PC/Ps4 Player in Poland have already crossed the 500 hours mark in the Witcher 3. Hahaha... may god help you, Bill.
Cryptcuzz  +   971d ago
This is an absolute disaster, if by the time the Witcher 3 is out and the their very own resident people cannot even play the game.

Come to think of it, I am sure all of them would just get a PS4 or PC and play the game on those instead.

When will the epic fails stop?
ExitToExisT  +   971d ago
Xbox support account is fake.
Mikeyy  +   970d ago
Proof? or are you Microsoft Damage Control reporting in?
PixelKnot  +   971d ago
This is very upsetting.
King-Prodigy-X  +   971d ago
Welp, don't they look foolish walking on M$ E3 stage to announce a Kinect support only to realize the game is not coming to their country.
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trouble_bubble  +   971d ago
The week that wouldn't end. This is unprecedented. And the cherry on top is Witcher 2 was a 360 console exclusive. Oh boy.
ThyMagicSword  +   971d ago
You musn't believe everything on the Internet, does your Daddy teach you such lessons? Even if it is a fake, I will not buy this console till my beard becomes Grey. You can buy every shit they send you in front of your furnacemouth, I've decided to sell my Xbox 360, will go to Gamestop tommorow and make a "big" deal out of it, they probably give me the Money to take a round on a horse and be shitted from it.
Clarence  +   971d ago
What a smack in the face.
Smoey  +   971d ago
They would never cancel the XB1 game as they have simply put too much time and money behind it already.
porter470  +   971d ago
this is so funny, they wont even be able to play it, so how can they make it?
RavageX  +   971d ago
Does the bad news ever stop?

I would start to think that MS wanted out of the console market and were trying to drive people off and cut losses somehow if it wasn't for the fact they claimed to have invested what? A billion dollars into games?
Narutone66  +   971d ago
I'm guessing that's the money they invested to market third party developer's games and to secure timed exclusive deals.
Gore-Content  +   971d ago
Oh well. Should have known better. The best thing is, they can learn from their mistake.
This is pathetic. Xbox One is terrible.
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