CD Projekt Red has cast some doubt over the legitimacy of Green Man Gaming as a CD Key retailer. Earlier this week, GMG launched a sale, offering up Witcher 3 pre-orders for $39, which is significantly lower than the standard $60 price. However, a CD Projekt Red rep has said that the developer is not sure where GMG is getting its codes from.
Grey market retailers are fairly common in the PC gaming world, with G2A and Kinguin being two of the more prolific examples. However, Green Man Gaming has often proved to be a genuine source
In a statement sent through to Gamespot, a CD Projekt Red representative said that Green Man Gaming’s Witcher 3 codes are coming from an “unknown source”, meaning none of the money generated by GMG’s sales will go back to GOG.com or CD Projekt Red.
So this does raise the question, where is Green Man Gaming getting its codes from and how often does it go through non-official channels? The retailer has yet to comment on the issue but hopefully it will clear things up soon.
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KitGuru Says: The problem with grey market retailers is that none of the money generated makes its way back to the developer. Hopefully this all turns out to be a misunderstanding but for now, if you actually want to support the developers behind The Witcher 3, then you are better off pre-ordering though GOG or Steam.