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CD Projekt's Michal Kicinski Talks Witcher Sales, Piracy and DRM

Today, further addressing questions of PC piracy, sales and the impetus to recreate The Witcher for consoles, GameCyte received what could practically be considered a letter from CD Projekt CEO and co-founder Michal Kicinski himself.

Did you know the Enhanced Edition cost US $1 million to produce? That it has shipped 300,000 copies? That CD Projekt has sworn not to use internet-activated DRM? All that, some valuable opinions and several shameless plugs for GOG await you in Kicinski's email.

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Al3xand3r3481d ago

GoG rocks, just got Fallout myself.

GameCyteSean3481d ago

Consumer-facing philosophies like these, not just sales prowess, are what made Michal and Marcin entrepreneurs of the year in Poland.

ahnonamis3481d ago

I couldn't agree more. It's refreshing to see people handling business and games like this--and achieving success by doing so--in this day and age.

Swarm3481d ago

TBH these days I'm looking more and more towards little guys (compared to western powerhouses like EA) for the really great original IP games and the after release support.

They tend to be far more worried about the customer and are willing to fix problems and communicate with the community. I could never see EA or someone reworking and re-releasing a game like CDProjekt did. Valve is another company that seems to follow this customer centered strategy.

All the issues with GTA4 on PC and the R* devs blaming the customer and adding all the junk DRM just backs up this belief for me.

Also GoG.com is wicked. Picked up Fallout 1 and 2 right away and and played em... would never of gotten to do that unless I spent a ton of money on Ebay.