The Witcher 2 Gets DRM-Removing Patch

by Phil Kollar on May 27, 2011 at 07:55 AM

It's only been out for a week, but the Witcher 2 is already receiving a pretty huge patch. No, it doesn't introduce any giant gameplay tweaks or upgrades -- though there are a few of those. The big news with this patch is that it rids the game of DRM.

In a post on the official Witcher 2 website, CD Projekt development director Adam Badowski explained the quick change: "We felt DRM was necessary to prevent the game being pirated and leaked before release. This purpose has been served, so we are pleased to let our users enjoy the full freedom of game usage they deserve."

The update also adds support for a DLC quest, some new mouse and keyboard re-mapping options, and frame rate improvements. The one bummer? Steam users are reporting that the update requires redownloading the full 9GB game file. Ouch.

[via Destructoid]