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The Witcher 2 DRM and Piracy

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The Witcher 2 DRM and Piracy

Interview - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Tue 29 November 2011, 10:52:30

Tags: CD Projekt; The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

This interview on PCGamer with CDProjekt's&nbsp;<span>Marcin Iwinski covers the topics of DRM and piracy in The Witcher 2.</span>
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PCG: Can you offer any concrete numbers or percentages as far as Witcher 2 piracy goes?

MI: There are no stats available, but let&rsquo;s make a quick calculation. I was checking regularly the number of concurrent downloads on torrent aggregating sites, and for the first 6-8 weeks there was around 20-30k ppl downloading it at the same time. Let&rsquo;s take 20k as the average and let&rsquo;s take 6 weeks. The game is 14GB, so let&rsquo;s assume that on an average not-too-fast connection it will be 6 hours of download. 6 weeks is 56 days, which equals to 1344 hours; and with 6h of average download time to get the game it would give us 224 downloads, then let&rsquo;s multiply it by 20k simultaneous downloaders.
The result is roughly 4.5 million illegal downloads. This is only an estimation, and I would say that&rsquo;s rather on the optimistic side of things; as of today we have sold over 1M legal copies, so having only 4.5-5 illegal copies for each legal one would be not a bad ratio. The reality is probably way worse.
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