While Square Enix is reaffirming its commitment to "increasing its profits" by using DRM, CD Projekt Red is reaffirming its commitment to gamers by having absolutely no DRM at all in The Witcher 3.
"I’d like to say it loud and clear: The PC version of The Witcher 3 will have absolutely no DRM from day 0," said CD Projekt cofounder and CEO Marcin Iwinski. "Zero. Zip. Nada. It doesn’t matter if you choose to buy it on GOG.com and support us directly or buy the game in box format, you’ll still get the 100% DRM-free experience. And this goes for the whole world."
The game will be available through Steam also. However, that version will be protected by Steam's standard copy protection system. "Gamers have a choice in where they buy their games, but where CDPR does have control — like GOG.com — there will be absolutely no DRM," explained Iwinski.