CD Projekt Red Warns Against Buying The Witcher 3 from Green Man Gaming

CD Projekt Red Warns Against Buying The Witcher 3 from Green Man Gaming

CD Projekt Red, developers of the forthcoming open-world role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, have warned fans against buying the game from Green Man Gaming (GMG) because they're unsure where GMG got their keys from.

In a post on the developer's forums, CD Projekt Red's Rafal Jaki said that he "would kindly ask our fans no to buy via GMG at this time. We had not sold them keys and don't know the origin of them."

Paul Sulyok, the CEO of Green Man Gaming, responded with the following statement, sent to GameSpot:

Following a six-month dialogue with [CD Projekt RED] about the launch of The Witcher 3, we were disappointed that despite the offer of significant cash advances, and other opportunities to officially work together, (we even offered to fly to Poland to discuss in detail how we could and wanted to support this launch), CDPR chose not to engage with a number of significant, reputable, and successful retailers, including ourselves, as they instead focused on supporting their own platform GOG.

We, like millions of customers, are huge fans of The Witcher series, and have been eager for the launch of this amazing title. We believe that CDPR’s desire to support their own platform by working with retail outlets that would not conflict with their own is greater than that of meeting the demands of their audience, therefore we made the decision to indirectly secure the product and deliver it to our customers.

According to Sulyok, the keys were obtained from a third-party supplier that is approved by CD Projekt Red. 

"We would heartily welcome a renewed dialogue with CDPR, and are keen to continue to not only support the launch of The Witcher 3, but to keep celebrating and bringing the whole catalogue of CDPR titles to a worldwide audience, as we have done since 2011," Sulyok added.



 

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Comments Comments (8)

 
Posted by mchumdinghy
On Friday 8 May 2015 4:44 PM
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I love how open and willing to address stuff CDPR are. Everything from game-play, DLC, game length, frame rate/resolution etc and even when the review embargo is lifted is so clearly and quickly answered. For this reason I side with them on this issue - they seem like one of the good guys of the gaming industry
 
 
 
Posted by RKO_NZ
On Friday 8 May 2015 5:32 PM
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Well now at least if people do buy keys from this source and do end up getting shafted, they can't blame the developers for not alerting this issue, as when most problems arise with things like this people go straight to the devs and whine and complain something went wrong.
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Friday 8 May 2015 5:56 PM
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8 May 2015, 05:32 PM Reply to RKO_NZ
Well now at least if people do buy keys from this source and do end up getting shafted, they can't blame the developers for not alerting this issue, as when most problems arise with things like this people go straight to the devs and whine and complain something went wrong.
So much this.

Seriously I hate the "unwilling to work with other parties" attitude because Witcher 3 is available in multiple places. The sites selling really cheap keys are either loosing boatloads of money or are doing something really dodge.
 
 
 
Posted by Bappernz
On Saturday 9 May 2015 6:38 PM
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Really happy with the guys at CDPR that they have got this information out to the consumers as quickly as possible, just another reason to support these guys and hold them up as an example of a great way to run a game development business
 
 
 
Posted by Bank
On Saturday 9 May 2015 6:57 PM
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GreenManGaming is the best though.

What a strange convo they must've had. GOG is getting pushed hard.
 
 
 
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Sunday 10 May 2015 8:00 AM
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So to put this easier using different companies) we have Xbox wanting to sell Ps games through their store, PS says no way you have a competing platform so Xbox goes off and buys what they want from Amazon and now PS is complaining with good reason.

But there's nothing wrong with the keys they've bought as they bought them from an approved reseller yet now we have you all commenting like GMG is selling stolen keys......can I ask how many of you are going to ask the retailer you buy this game from if they got it directly from CDPR??? None of you so get off your high horses and go and do what you're more likely to do and buy it from the company that's got the best exclusives or the company with the lowest price and as long as it works which these keys will you're going to be happy and still supporting CDPR. Who incidentally have already made their profit from these keys when they sold them to whomever GMG bought them off.
 
 
 
Posted by Darth_Masaroth
On Wednesday 13 May 2015 12:57 PM
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Cannot wait for this!
 
 
 
Posted by Rocky1986
On Thursday 14 May 2015 6:50 AM
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Be quite interesting to as where the keys came from and to what kind of transactions were made haha