11th November 2006
GameFrontOn Thursday, CD Projekt RED is having a press conference, where they plan something big. We don’t know what that is.
As the article mentions, it could be the Witcher. It would be a clever move too, as the Witcher 2 will be getting its Enhanced Edition later this month, potentially prompting more people to purchase the sequel. That being said, the fact they use the word "release" indicates it's an entirely new re-release of a game. What other, legendary, RPGs are there that haven't already been added to the catalogue of their website?
7th December 2003
Interesting. That company is my favorite video game producer at the moment. Their games are good, they listen to their community, they provide DLC free of charge and have decided not to use DRM. They also sell their games for a fair price and include goodies in the standard editions that you'd otherwise only get in special editions.
11th November 2006
That was an "interesting" conference. This is what they announced;
- (CD Projekt RED) The Witcher coming to Mac, exclusive to Steam
- (CD Projekt RED) The Witcher Comic coming to iOS
- (GOG.com) Premium Editions - DRM free, newer games with additional content
- (GOG.com) Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Premium Edition & Heroes of Might and Magic 5 Bundle Premium Edition available
- (GOG.com) Botanicula coming to GOG.com
- (GOG.com) Fallout 1 free for 48 hours
The one thing that, at first, piqued my interest was the announcement of the premium editions. Neither HOMM 5 or AC have the horrendous TAGES DRM they have on the other platforms, and they both come with a boatload of additional content. For Assassin's Creed, this includes both the original soundtrack, as well as the ingame soundtrack. For HOMM 5, it's three soundtracks and a map of the ingame world.
Not sure if I like the direction they're taking. As noted in the reviews, you can get Assassin's Creed for 14 USD on Steam, although then you have to deal with the malware that is TAGES. At least they've promised to continue releasing classic games each week, but we'll see if they can stick to that.