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Valve calms The Witcher 2 DRM concern

Dummy SecuROM files in Steam version.

Valve has confirmed that the Steam version of fantasy role-playing PC exclusive The Witcher 2 does not include digital rights management after players found reference to the dreaded SecuROM in the game.

Gamers detected SecuROM in the Steam version, due to be activated in approximately eight hours, and took to the Steam forum to express their concern.

However, according to Valve's Chris D, there's nothing to worry about.

"I just got a heads up from CD Projekt that the game doesn't have SecuROM, they just didn't bother to pull out the dummy files...so that's good," he wrote.

In the build up to the game's launch Polish developer CD Projekt promised fans the game would not include any DRM at all – if bought from its digital shop GOG.com, which only sells DRM-free games.

Last year CD Projekt told Eurogamer digital rights management treats gamers like "criminals".

It "doesn't work", CEO and co-founder Marcin Iwiński said.

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