In this day and age, digital content is copied left and right. Who can forget the days of “don’t copy that floppy?” Well, the makers of Witcher 3 understand that concept all too well.
In a recent YouTube video, Marcin Iwinski (CEO of CD Projekt ) stated that: “Whatever we do, the game will be pirated. Whether it's DRM-free or it has DRM. If you look at it in a very simple way, putting the DRM on the game just makes the life of the legal gamer more difficult. So the guys who really trusted us and went out and bought the game, they have a more difficult life than the guys who didn't bother and pirated the game. I really think it should be the other way around.”
Piracy is rampant in the gaming, film, and music industries in today’s digital age. This has led to many security measures being put in place (that some feel) have hurt legitimate gamers who buy their copies legally more than it stops pirates.
Iwinski believes that these issues can be overcome with affordable price points. "For some people, piracy, it's in a way trying the games because...some people treat it [like] some kind of a trial. Some people just cannot afford it in the full price. And ultimately, I believe that if we treat these people right, then at some point, be it mid-price or maybe budget, they will go out and buy our game,” he said.
Source: YouTube Gog.com