The Witcher 3 may or may not have multiplayer, definitely won't have always-online DRM

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CD Projekt Red sparked curiosity earlier this year when its Managing Director, Adam Badowski, alluded to a possible multiplayer component in The Witcher 3. Was The Witcher adding a co-op component, or considering becoming a social game with Facebook integration and purchasable farm animals? Hold your horses. CD Projekt is now backpedaling a bit on its comment, saying that it's simply something they're looking into.

Speaking with RPS, head of marketing Tracy Williams clarified that multiplayer is "certainly something we’ll investigate, but it’s not currently set in stone for Witcher [3]." More comforting, though, was the assertion that, if multiplayer is present, it won't be shoved into our rugged, scowling faces.

In another recent interview with Kotaku, Badowski reaffirmed the studio's position that DRM is counter-productive, and doesn't, ultimately, stop piracy. "We want to give the best user experience possible," he said. "When we removed DRM, people on those torrents were actually asking people not to download our game."