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CD Projekt RED - Next Xbox Blocking Pre-owned Games Can be a Bad thing

by Aries100, 2012-02-07 23:10:51

Adam Badowski, the managing director of the studio has commented, via Eurogamer, on a rumour that the next Xbox may block pre-owned games. He does not like this very much:

"It can be a bad thing," Badowski said of the rumoured next Xbox technology.

He explained: "I assume you know we decided not to continue our beautiful journey with lawyers seeking pirates...

"We are losing money not because of pirates; we are losing money because people decided not to buy our game.

"We should invest more power to upgrade and polish our products and convince players to keep our products, to be with us, to understand our needs - because we are an independent developer, we have to prevent lay-offs, we need to grow up and have the power to create new games.

"This is our approach, our policy - we want to change industry."

"We want to be treated fairly.

"Most hardcore and hardware solutions will be OK for short periods," Badowski bombarded, "but a strong relationship with players, with customers, can change the situation. And for us, this is a better way.

And there are some news about what the standard edition on Xbox 360 will contain,
according to CD Project RED's head of marketing, Michal Platkow-Gilewski:

"We are trying to change, a little bit, standards on every platform," Platkow-Gilewski pronounced, explaining how the standard edition of The Witcher 2 on Xbox 360 will come with much more than tends to be the industry standard: two DVDs and a printed guide, manual and a "nice big map". "It's already one of the richest SKUs you can find on the shelves, and it's still regular price," he said.


Source: GameBanshee

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