Polish games developer CD Projekt has announced plans to fine gamers who illegally download its upcoming PC game The Witcher 2.
According to gaming news site Eurogamer, the company has roped in legal firms and torrent tracking services to help locate and punish all those who pirate the upcoming game.
The company said that people downloading the PC game illegally will be served with a fine, and if they refuse to pay it, then they will be dragged to court.
“In quite a few big countries, when people are downloading it illegally they can expect a letter from a legal firm saying, 'Hey, you downloaded it illegally and right now you have to pay a fine'. We are totally fair, but if you decide you will not buy it legally there is a chance you'll get a letter,” the company said in a statement.
The game joins a long list of music, movie and game providers that have resorted to aggressive legal measures in order to protect their copyrighted material.