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#1 Draekon

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:19 AM

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Official Site: http://tw2.thewitcher.com/


System Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:
Processor: Core 2Duo 2.2 GHz or dual core AMD 2.5 GHz
RAM: 1GB Win XP/ 2GB Vista/7
Graphics: GeForce 8800 512MB or Radeon (HD3850 512 MB)
HDD Space: 16 GB

Recommended Requirements:
Processor: Quad Core Intel or AMD
RAM: 3GB Win XP/ 4GB Vista/7
Graphics: GeForce 260 1GB or (HD4850 1GB)
HDD Space: 16 GB


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CD Projekt RED - internal DRM policy
Jun 14, 2010

In response to recent unofficial statements regarding a DRM solution for The Witcher 2, Adam Kiciński, CEO of CD Projekt RED, offered the following comment: “Given the concerns expressed by players and growing media speculation, we have decided to make public our internal DRM policy (click HERE to read the policy). Although we are the game’s developer, we obviously won’t be making a unilateral decision on the DRM protection that is applied to The Witcher 2. Nevertheless, our internal rules and guidelines should reassure players. As the game’s developer, we will strive to do everything in accordance with our stated policy. I would also like to inform all of our fans that no decisions have yet been made as to whether The Witcher 2 will feature DRM protection or what form it might take. As per our policy, we will do our utmost to prevent the adopted DRM solution, if any, from making life difficult for those who acquire legal game copies. I can’t imagine using any protection that would deprive game fans of any of the pleasure that will come from playing the game, as has been the case with other notable PC game titles,” said Adam Kiciński, CEO of CD Projekt RED. To read more of what CD Projekt executives have said about DRM protection as an issue, click HERE .




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Dev Diary #1: Gametrailers

Debut Trailer: Gametrailers

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#2 Ryukahn

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:33 AM

Looks good, I had no idea they announced a new game.

#3 Hydro2Oxide

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:44 AM

Saw this at E3 last year, looked pretty good. Played a little bit of the first one at a friend's, I'll have to pick it up. Still holding its price though.

#4 csalzman

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:49 AM

I'm glad they are making a sequel, the first game was really good stuff (even though I haven't finished it yet).

#5 DukeEdwardI

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 04:27 AM

Gah! I need to get on the ball with the first one. I always mean to buy it whenever it goes on sale (which it has many times, wasn't it $13 on steam once?), but end up not being able to spare the money or tell myself that I have too many games to play anyway.

But this does look very cool. I played the demo of the first one and really enjoyed it.

I wonder though, will they do with this one what they did The Witcher? Will they release an enhanced edition with tons of extras?

#6 gargus

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 04:39 AM

Looks good, I had no idea they announced a new game.


They have been talking about it on and off for awhile now but they never went in depth since they were having problems getting it published. I guess the first one wasnt a high enough profile for easy publishing, not to mention being a game developer from poland probablly doesnt help alot.

Long as they fix the god awful gameplay controls Ill be a happy camper. I liked the first one and even re-bought it for the uncut collectors edition but damn was it a bitch to learn how to play the fucking thing, I learned how to play falcon 4.0 easier than this game and it came with a damn flight manual the size of a text book.

Hopefully they got over the growing pains though. The first one had tons of bugs and multiple patches and repatches, patches for sound, updates for updates. They did however go alot further than anyother developer would have as they kept supporting the game, hell they even released free as a "were sorry" content pack or two that added shitloads of stuff that anyother dev would have split into multiple DLC and charged 10 bucks each for.

#7 Jodou

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 02:42 PM

Should note they're aiming for a Q1 2011 release. This one looks completely different from the first one, so here's hoping it's even better than the first.

#8 xycury

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 02:47 PM

I heard that they are going with a side company of Atari to publish the game, Bandai from EU.

Hopefully the PC will be better or just as good as the port for the 360.

I'll probably pick it up when it gets cheap!

#9 mogamer

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 02:51 PM

I heard that they are going with a side company of Atari to publish the game, Bandai from EU.

Hopefully the PC will be better or just as good as the port for the 360.

I'll probably pick it up when it gets cheap!


Bandai isn't an Atari side company. Bandai is Namco/Bandai. They bought Atari's publishing rights in Europe.

#10 xycury

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 03:00 PM

Bandai isn't an Atari side company. Bandai is Namco/Bandai. They bought Atari's publishing rights in Europe.



So Atari then doesn't have a presence in EU? I thought it was the other way around that Atari purchased them...

#11 Bawb3

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 05:12 PM

Really enjoyed the first one, so I have high hopes for the sequel. Geralt is a total badass.

#12 mogamer

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 05:31 PM

So Atari then doesn't have a presence in EU? I thought it was the other way around that Atari purchased them...


No, Atari (or as some call them Infotari), as always, needed cash. So they sold european distribution and/or publishing rights (not sure on which it is) to Namco/Bandai.

#13 xycury

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:05 PM

No, Atari (or as some call them Infotari), as always, needed cash. So they sold european distribution and/or publishing rights (not sure on which it is) to Namco/Bandai.



Ah, gotcha!

Well I hope that doesn't affect the development of this title. I'm praying that the PC won't be a port of the 360...

#14 Draekon

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:15 PM

Well I hope that doesn't affect the development of this title. I'm praying that the PC won't be a port of the 360...


I'm pretty certain the PC is the primary development platform for it.



Anyhow, more info is rolling out on the game:

Gamespot Interview: http://www.gamespot....eo/6254063?hd=1
Gamespot Impressions "Preview": http://www.gamespot....1&mode=previews
Gamespot Cutscene Trailer: http://www.gamespot....eo/6254054?hd=1

And the game is now officially announced as of today: http://www.thewitche...ncement_en.html



EDIT: Publisher info (From the official forums):

North America - Atari Inc.
Russia - 1C-SoftClub/Snowball Studios
Central Europe - CD Projekt
Western Europe - not decided yet

#15 Hydro2Oxide

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 07:30 PM

Hidden message in the trailer.

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#16 Megazell

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:05 PM

Hidden message in the trailer.

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^ Stuff like that makes me actually think about paying money for a game.

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#17 DukeEdwardI

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:19 PM

^ Stuff like that makes me actually think about paying money for a game.


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#18 xycury

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:19 PM

nice kudos to us! the customer/fans!

Glad they are still on that thought mentality from the first one... give us the attention and we'll gobble it up!

#19 cgarb84

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 11:46 PM

This is awesome news, the first game was one of the best PC games I've played in a long time. I have faith that TW2 will be even better than the first, the technology already looks vastly improved from the trailer. If this comes out in 2011 along with The Old Republic and Diablo III (crosses fingers) I will be a very happy camper. Oh and Half-Life 2:Episode 3, I forgot about that one.
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#20 Megazell

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 12:23 AM

Only think about?


Yes. I still need to demo and see how the game is going to be implemented for us 'fans.'

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#21 DukeEdwardI

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 11:43 PM

Some cool videos posted on Gametrailers:

Gametrailers: Cave Armory Cinematic
Gametrailers: Polish Doc 0: The Beginning

#22 crystalklear64

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 12:19 AM

fantastic news.

i'm hoping for a more "actiony" combat system this time around, but more witcher is awesome either way.

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#23 AvidWriter

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 05:53 AM

Hmmm. I've been putting off playing the first one, its sitting in my closet. I should get around to that as my next game huh.

#24 DukeEdwardI

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 04:27 PM

New video!

Gametrailers: Polish Development Diary #1: Story

#25 DukeEdwardI

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 10:51 PM

1UP: Witcher 2 Pirates May Receive Threatening Letters, Fines

Looks like they're not going to just take it lying down anymore.

And another video:

Gametrailers: The Engine (Part 1)

#26 Jodou

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 04:14 AM

1UP: Witcher 2 Pirates May Receive Threatening Letters, Fines

Looks like they're not going to just take it lying down anymore.

And another video:

Gametrailers: The Engine (Part 1)

God damn them. Just when I'm ready to start singing praises about how they're refusing to use DRM again, they go and do this. Seriously, the last game had no DRM and sold over at least a million copies. Probably more now that Steam has regular sales on it. I want to support these guys for being awesome and fighting the good fight, but making stupid PR announcements like this just takes the wind out of my sails.

#27 Hydro2Oxide

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 02:44 PM

God damn them. Just when I'm ready to start singing praises about how they're refusing to use DRM again, they go and do this. Seriously, the last game had no DRM and sold over at least a million copies. Probably more now that Steam has regular sales on it. I want to support these guys for being awesome and fighting the good fight, but making stupid PR announcements like this just takes the wind out of my sails.


The important part is they aren't putting any problems on their honest consumers. They can do whatever they want as far as I care, so long as my game doesn't have install limits or hidden software.

#28 DukeEdwardI

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 03:58 PM

The important part is they aren't putting any problems on their honest consumers. They can do whatever they want as far as I care, so long as my game doesn't have install limits or hidden software.


Bingo. And that's what I kind of like about this. It doesn't hurt any legitimate customers. It just gives pirates something to pause and think about before downloading that torrent.

#29 Draekon

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 04:16 PM

Has anything been said about DRM on their physical copies yet? I know GOG.com isn't suppose to have any DRM, but this obviously doesn't automatically mean their physical copies won't.

#30 Jodou

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 04:23 PM

Bingo. And that's what I kind of like about this. It doesn't hurt any legitimate customers. It just gives pirates something to pause and think about before downloading that torrent.

It's unnecessary in my book. Pirates are going to download it regardless of the 'big scary law firms', so why even bother? Don't get on a soapbox and cry, just do it. Actions speak louder than words and pirates don't need a warning shot.

Has anything been said about DRM on their physical copies yet? I know GOG.com isn't suppose to have any DRM, but this obviously doesn't automatically mean their physical copies won't.

Physical copies will be completely clean. Unless they add bullshit steamworks to it, I'll be buying a retail copy.