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Alpha Protocol DRM Details

The SEGA America Blog has details on how Digital Rights Management will work for the upcoming PC edition of Alpha Protocol, Obsidian Entertainment's espionage-themed action/RPG. The post includes a full FAQ on the topic of their DRM, and here's the summary:

The system chosen for Alpha Protocol is Uniloc: SoftAnchor. The system will allow the user to activate Alpha Protocol online immediately out of the box and once activated the user never needs to worry about activating again. The activation can be used on a limited amount of PCs, and can be deactivated through our online servers allowing the user full control over their license – should they need to re-install, swap machines or suffer a catastrophic hardware failure on their normal PC.

In the future, SEGA will be releasing an unprotected patch of the game to alleviate any fears of not being able to play the game when the Uniloc servers won’t be around anymore.

We also do not use Steamworks – the Steam released version will use Uniloc DRM.

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9. Re: Alpha Protocol DRM Details May 2, 2010, 18:05 pacbowl
 
Actually it sound like you can manage your "account" with your cd key and can deactivate a license even if the OS crashes or your hardware fails. That seems pretty cool.  
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