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Patch 1.2 is out!

We have just released Patch 1.2 for The Witcher 2. It should automatically download from the game’s launcher, however you need to make sure that your game is patched to version 1.1 before applying it. Steam version needs to be updated through the Steam patching system. Read the full list of changes here.

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is coming to Xbox 360

The Witcher 2 was released internationally for the PC in mid-May. It has been received exceptionally well by gamers and media alike, and sold through 400,000 copies in its first week. An Xbox 360 adaptation was announced yesterday, and will be shown behind closed doors at the E3 trade show next week in media-only presentations.
CDProjekt RED Executive Producer John Mamais stated, “We’re very proud of The Witcher 2 and the highly positive reactions it has received from both our players and the media. Taking it to the Xbox 360 represents an exciting opportunity to introduce it to a new segment of the gaming audience. I’d like to stress that we are doing a full adaptation to the new platform, not just a straight port. Technology-wise, this means we are aiming to push its limits in order to get visual quality as close to high-end PCs as possible – and during E3, you’ll see how good the results we’ve already achieved are. Gameplay-wise, it means we are looking closely at all the feedback we have received about the PC release, and are addressing it during the adaptation process to be sure we provide a superb, completely polished gaming experience. Of course, we are not changing our vision. The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 will have exactly same flavor, that of deep, mature, non-linear role-playing.”
To view its announcement trailer, please head over to Gametrailers website. More information about the project will become available soon.
 

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Patch 1.2 – Changelog

Dear Fans!

Despite the official press release and the patch being scheduled for tomorrow, we have decided to give you the changelog today!

Please follow this link and check what’s coming tomorrow and we will let you know once it is available!

Oh, and in case you were looking for the conference reveal teaser, it can be found on Gametrailers

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The Witcher: Enhanced Edition – patch 1.4 without registration

Studio CD Projekt RED is happy to announce that version of the patch 1.4 without registration requirement is available for download. Owners of premiere edition of The Witcher, which had a problem with installing Enhanced Edition because of registration process during patching, can download new version of patch 1.4 from this site.

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CDP RED Summer Conference 2011

CD Projekt RED and its sister company GOG.com, the digital distribution platform for DRM-free PC games, are going to reveal some big news just before E3 at their “CDP Summer Conference” live from Los Angeles. The announcements will be made on June 2 at 12:00 LA time (which is 3:00 p.m. EDT or 7:00 p.m. GMT) via Ustream live stream here.
CD Projekt RED will be making a big announcement, and will also have some other exciting things to share during their Summer Conference livecast. CDP RED will discuss some of the successes of the recent launch of The Witcher 2, and will also map out a plan for continued support for the new title.
To watch the stream, on Thursday June 2 around 3:00 p.m. EDT (7:00 p.m. GMT) check  this link  or go to The Witcher Facebook page. Don’t miss the announcement of the Summer!
 

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CD Projekt RED Working with Platige Image Studio on a New Project

CD Projekt RED announces that it has begun collaborating with Plastige Image Studio on a new project. The first result of this cooperation is a trailer directed by Oscar-nominated Tomasz Bagiński. It will be unveiled on Thursday, June 2nd during the CD Projekt Summer Conference preceding the E3 trade show in Los Angeles, CA.
“Working with Platige Image on the first Witcher game left us with a great impression. They are truly amazing; their work is clearly world-class. We are certain their video material will spice up our newest production. While a high-quality rendered movie takes a lot of work to produce and is short compared to the total gameplay time, it is very impressive, and thus adds considerably to the overall mood of the game,” said Adam Badowski, The Witcher 2 Game Director.
Tomasz Bagiński and his Platige Image group were behind cinematics for the first Witcher, which were nominated for Visual Effect Society Award. 
“I am really happy to team up with CD Projekt RED again and to return to the great Witcher family. Both our companies have developed a lot over the past few years. Although our studio has worked on many interesting and major projects, I remember our participation on the first Witcher very fondly. When the opportunity arose to collaborate again, I didn’t have to think twice. The trailer we have prepared for E3 is the first fruit of our renewed cooperation,” – Said Tomasz Bagiński, Trailer Director.
 

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Technical break

Dear Fans,
Our dedicated team is working on the server solution and needs to make some adjustments today. This means that we need to put our servers offline for some time and create a downtime that will start at 1AM CET and should end at 3AM CET.
All services besides thewitcher.com website will be offline during this break.

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The Witcher 2 Presented to President Barack Obama

During US President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Poland, Prime Minister Donald Tusk presented him an official diplomatic gift including  The Witcher 2 and two of the books that inspired the critically acclaimed computer game. This is the first recognition of this nature for the entertainment software industry in Poland, and perhaps the entire world. 
The Witcher gift set consisted of the English version of The Witcher 2 Collector’s Edition signed by members of the development team, plus the English editions of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books, signed by the author. 
 

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“The Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings” Slaying bugs

CD Projekt RED announces that Patch 1.1 for the Russian versions of “The Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings” published on May 26 was incompatible with them, thus it may have caused problems for some Russian versions of the game.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. For the last 24 hours we worked really hard in close cooperation with 1C-SoftClub and Snowball Studios employees to solve all the issues related to the patch. 

For users patching for the first time from a fresh DVD install, please download from the following link: 
http://wpc.420C.edgecastcdn.net/00420C/files/Patch0/Patcher_RU.exe

For any users that have already patched up the game, please download from the following link which updates version 1.0.0.3 to version 1.1: 
http://wpc.420C.edgecastcdn.net/00420C/files/P1_1/Patcher_1.1_RU.exe

For its part, “1C-SoftClub” also wants to apologize to the gamers for the inconvenience they have experienced lately. In addition, as a compensation for recent events 1C-SoftClub and CD Projekt RED will supply Russian gamers with “Ultimate Magical Suite” DLC and also confirm that Patch 1.1 will remove DRM from Russian versions of the game.  

Please note that for people who installed patch 1.1 Beta found here,  http://en.thewitcher.com/community/entry/38/, the patch should still work fine and you don’t need to replace it and this patch will also be compatible with future patch releases.
 

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Japanese version of The Witcher 2

CD Projekt and a Japanese publisher agreed at the start of the project that the publisher would complete the Japanese translation of The Witcher 2 and handle distribution of this version in Japan. News regarding the game’s release in Japanese generated some misunderstandings, for which we must apologize to fans.

The intention from the outset was to release the Japanese version concurrently with the world-wide release of the game and the other language versions in May of this year. Unfortunately, work on the Japanese localization was delayed. Though we cannot guarantee this, a Japanese language pack may become available for download at an as yet undetermined time in the future, subsequent to the release in Japan of the Japanese version of the game.”

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Collector’s Edition: Replacement of Damaged Sculptures

We are aware  some purchasers of the Collector’s Edition of The Witcher 2 received sculptures that were damaged during shipping. We apologize for this, and ask you to contact us at geraltsculpture@thewitcher.com for a replacement. Please provide a picture of your damaged sculpture, your address and proof of purchase. This offer is open until the end of June.
Unfortunately, the production of more sculptures will take up to one month, so we ask you to be patient. We expect to send them soon after the end of June. After that time we will start sending replacement items. To apologize for your inconvenience, we will also include a small surprise in every package.
 

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Patch 1.1 is here, what’s next?

We finally released patched 1.1. We are very sorry for the delays, but as you can see there are many versions of the game and we had to test each very carefully.
As for today, we’ve created stand-alone patch and DLC downloads. This is mainly due to the fact that game launcher in version 1.0 is not yet stable enough. Plus the server infrastructure provided by an external company is not quite bullet proof. But with the stand-alone downloads, we hope you will be able to enjoy the much improved version of the game and even better, now it’s DRM free!
Also since our forum is still not live and user registration is not working properly, please don’t bother registering the game on the website yet.
So what’s next? First we have setup our own team to improve the server structure and repair the above mentioned game registration. A team is also working to finalize our new forum. We will launch these services very soon. For sure, you will be informed as soon as they are ready here.
Then, by the end of next week you can expect some more free stuff available online. Stay tuned, especially for our online conference scheduled for the 2nd of June. Exciting new announcements are coming!

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