Following the recent announcement that a new logo will be used, CD Projekt Red, the Poland-based team of developers behind ?The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? expressed their intention of not offering any kind of platform-exclusive content for the said game. This is in ?line with the developer?s values of equally treating all gamers and steering clear of DRM (digital rights management) practices.
The Polish video game publisher revealed a new logo for their upcoming game about a week ago. One clear difference is the inclusion of the words ?Wild Hunt? which are part of the game?s title. Being the third installment of The Witcher franchise, the number ?3? is visually depicted by a symbol reminiscent of the mask used by one of the game?s characters, General Eredin.
In a recent interview with gaming website Eurogamer, CD Projekt Red?s Co-founder Marcin Iwinski said that they will not deliver any kind of console-exclusive content. He also expressed that they will never delay the game?s release artificially even if some entities offer them money for doing so saying that those moves are against their values.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will also be shown at the next Electronic Entertainment Expo on June to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Providing video game enthusiasts reason to believe that CD Projekt Red may finally strike a kind of exclusivity deal with major game console companies. But that is certainly not the case due to reasons mentioned above. Iwinski commented that they are including their game in the said expo as part of their marketing campaign and to reiterate the fact that no more delays will happen in regard to the game?s February 2015 release date.
CD Projekt Red?s decision to exclude platform-specific content is a very uncommon move for a major game developer. For example, the games ?Destiny? and ?Watch Dog? are offering exclusive content for users of Sony?s PlayStation consoles, while ?Call Of Duty? is only available for Microsoft?s Xbox consoles for a predetermined length of time. This arrangement between developers and game console makers has always been an issue for videogame fans. Some of them agree with it because it offers some form of reward for their loyalty to a certain console brand. But others maintain that this practice is unfair because it prevents some players to enjoy the whole ?gaming experience? just because they own a different console.
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