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The Witcher 3: Big Hunt Won't Have DRM, QTEs, Or Multiplayer

Yeah, we're getting pretty tired of all those Quick Time Events, aren't we?

What started in games like Resident Evil 4 and God of War has become a common gameplay mechanic. But in our estimation, it has been overused and even abused (and many agree). That's why it's good to hear that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt won't feature the system.

Project lead Konrad Tomaszkiewicz has confirmed a few details, some of which we already knew; for example, that Big Hunt won't include multiplayer. In addition, the boss said that QTEs and DRM are not part of the plan:

"There is a small number of games where it is fun, like, for example, in the Uncharted series, where you don't even realize that you've just finished a QTE sequence. And I think that only this way of using QTE has any kind of future in games."

As for DRM (Digital Rights Management), which has earned the ire of millions of gamers, Tomaskiewicz called it "the worst thing in the gaming industry." However, while the developer's decision to avoid DRM applies to retail copies, digital distributors like Steam will still have their own form of the business system. For our part, we can't wait to see The Witcher 3: Big Hunt, which is scheduled to hit the PC, PS4 and "high-end platforms" next year. So yeah, the new Xbox is certainly included.

Related Game(s): The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Tags: the witcher 3 wild hunt, the witcher sequel, the witcher ps4

4/25/2013 11:22:27 PM Ben Dutka

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 @ 11:38:47 PM

But Xbox 720 being always-on makes everything DRM.

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Friday, April 26, 2013 @ 12:51:30 AM

The closed nature of consoles means that those versions of the game will automatically have DRM. That's not necessarily bad, but to say his game will be DRM-free when it'll be on consoles and on Steam isn't completely accurate.

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Killa Tequilla
Friday, April 26, 2013 @ 12:52:31 AM

Just rumors.

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Friday, April 26, 2013 @ 9:51:45 AM

That rumor just got a huge boost the other day, looks like it's going to happen.

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Friday, April 26, 2013 @ 2:06:37 AM

No QTEs? Man I love these devs. I'm more excited about that *other* RPG they are working on with the futuristic theme, but the Witcher is such a top quality franchise one can not as a RPG fan be anything but excited.

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Friday, April 26, 2013 @ 7:52:08 AM

exactly why they are one of the best developers out there!
they ALWAYS put out the best games possible, always polished within a inch of their life, and they wont bend over backwards to the money making stereotypes, you know the every game has to have MP to be successful, and the every game has to have DRM to stop the pirates, BS!
another thing i love about them, they always create a special edition for the game but thats actually the standard edition!
i could not believe how much extra content the witcher 2 came with, and that was the standard edition of the game same price as everything else!
now thats how you encourage people to buy your game, not this DRM BS!
as the saying goes, you catch more bees with honey than vinegar!
only if more companies would get that through their thick skulls!!!!!!!!!!

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Friday, April 26, 2013 @ 8:36:51 AM

Not surprising since cd projekt red is about the only developer left you can actually respect as they truly respect us, the end consumer. They care about putting out quality games as well without sacrificing their integrity.

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Friday, April 26, 2013 @ 3:29:28 PM

Ben, you call it The big hunt in some places and the Wild hunt in others. I think it is the Wild hunt, I'm not sure if it was spell check or something but yeah.

As for the game, I am very excited for it. The devs behind these games are the best in the industry in my opinion. They just do so many things right, and respect their consumers by giving them free content, and continued support years after the game hits the market.

Love these guys and will be supporting them by buying the crap out of this game.

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Friday, April 26, 2013 @ 4:47:10 PM

Definitely looking forward to this since I haven't been able to play the other 2. This is going to be high on my must have list for next gen.

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Saturday, April 27, 2013 @ 4:07:19 PM

Because of all that, now they have a guaranteed purchase from me and obviously I will buy the physical version, if the normal pros physical has over digital weren't enough, now the physical version of this game is DRM free but the digital version isn't thanks to Steam.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013 @ 3:21:44 PM

These guys are amazing and a pure example to all developers out there. No dumbed-down games, No DRM, No Multiplayer, Free DLC and yet very successful!!

If only more devs had their mindset and maybe this industry wouldn't be in such a sad state...

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