As you know, CD Projekt Red’s next chapter in the fantastic Witcher series has been delayed to 2015. What you probably don’t know is that it might not have been released here in South Africa at all. That however, has changed.
The reason is that the game’s publishing has been up in the air. Namco is publishing the game in Europe, Warner is doing publishing duties in North America and none of our local distributors had the rights to the game. A secret, underground, fight-club styled bidding war has been going on to make it happen. Probably.
Games purveyor Megarom, however, has announced that it’ll be distributing the game in SA, through a deal done directly with CD Projekt RED.
Jason Borea, Marketing Director said of the deal:
“Being huge fans of the Witcher franchise, we are ecstatic to be dealing with CD Projekt RED, the company who shows so much passion in the games they develop and for the gamers that play them. We are proud to be granted the opportunity to bring a game of the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s calibre to South African shores.”
CD Projekt Red is pretty happy too.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Megarom Interactive, as we believe that their understanding of the market and a genuine connection with gamers from the region is something that will secure The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s success”, said Micha? Nowakowski, SVP of Business Development, CD Projekt RED.
Thankfully, you’ll be slaying foul beasties as the white-haired Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt on your new-gen platform of choice when the game is released in February next year.
Of course, PC gamers needn’t have worried – the game is 100% DRM free.
"I’d like to say it loud and clear: The PC version of The Witcher 3 will have absolutely no DRM from day 0. Zero. Zip. Nada. It doesn’t matter if you choose to buy it on GOG.com and support us directly or buy the game in box format, you’ll still get the 100% DRM-free experience. And this goes for the whole world," CD Projekt RED said in one of its open letters.
Last Updated: April 24, 2014
April 24, 2014 at 12:02
Two words. Steam and Cheeseburger. Who cares about Megarom when Steam will bring it to us!
OH crap. Forgot I wanted a Collectors Edition. Never mind.