The executive producer of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, John Mamais had a discussion with Siliconera regarding the DRM features that the game could make use.
Mamais announced something interesting when Microsoft turns on its DRM policies for the Xbox One. ”Though we can’t control Microsoft’s business decision, we will be in their platform to do our best to make awesome games for them, while the PC version will stay DRM free. This is the company’s policy and those who are interested can purchase a copy through GOG.com.”
Mamais stated on considering Microsoft’s Xbox One as “It’s kind of a recent phenomena, to take this DRM stuff off. We were doing it early on…we were one of the front-runners of it. And because we fought this war already, and carried that flag, you could say that it’s somewhat validating to raise the same concerns that we’ve done already.
He also said that during the Witcher 1, it was a constant battle and they went toe-to-toe with the publisher of game, Atari, regarding the DRM and because of it, if there’s no DRM, it’s going to leak earlier and sales will be lost.
He thinks that both sides will have their own good arguments and as a gamer, he doesn’t tend to like the DRM stuff.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is expected to be released in 2014 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.