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On Mass Effect 3 DRM

BioWare's Casey Hudson offers reassurances to gamers by way of Computer and Video Games that the use of Origin does not mean Mass Effect 3 will be burdened by intrusive DRM. They say the game will use a one time online activation, and will allow an unlimited number of installs. Here's more from Hudson:

We use Origin, and it's interesting because really, it's just a way to get access to the online and digital features that, you know, generally, PC games have now. I think people are going to be fine with it.

"I think that the people who try Mass Effect 3 on Origin will realise that it's not an intrusive DRM scheme," he added. "It's just a way for you to sign up for the online services that you're going to get on an ongoing basis through Mass Effect 3.

"Just like you get with any other kind of online digital distribution, or multiplayer or whatever. It's not something that requires you to always be online - you can play Mass Effect 3 offline."

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62. Re: On Mass Effect 3 DRM Feb 19, 2012, 13:09 Dades
 
Jerykk wrote on Feb 19, 2012, 01:00:
Except Origin hasn't been around for as long as Steam so there's no way it could have had as many sales. In the short period that Origin has been around, there have been a number of great sales. The ability to get BF3 for free by pre-ordering ME3, for example. Origin was the first to offer Arkham City for $25 as well and that's the reason why I installed it.

In other words you agree it cannot be compared to Steam because it has only two "great" sales so far, ok. The BF3 sale was regional and prematurely ended when people actually took advantage of it after just two days. Arkham City was on sale at many sites, I got it at GMG for $25 with a coupon.

As I mentioned before, you don't have to be running Origin to run the games that don't require it.

Too early to make conclusions based on this, its only EA back catalog and a handful of games.
 
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