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Game makers fear DRM-free approach

Big cheese talks up DRM-free service

CD Projekt boss Michal Kicinski says that big name games publisher are afraid of going DRM-free. His company are trying to launch a digital download platform - GOG.com - for DRM-free games distribution.

"We’re trying to convince them there is nothing to be afraid of," he tells GI.biz.

"DRM-free, that is something they are really scared of, but on the other hand we can say ‘all of those games are available pirated widely so it’s better to sell them for small money than make the customer’s life difficult and get some more revenues’."

The exec continues: "We’re gamers and we are using all these digital distribution platforms. I had Steam but I had the problem that my internet provider could not work with it so I couldn’t use the games I bought. I think that if somebody is paying for the game then they deserve own it, not with a certain list of conditions and sometimes the list of conditions can be long."

I wonder what EA have to say on Kicinski's stance, given the recent Spore furore?

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