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On Risen 2 DRM

The World of Risen Forums have an update from Deep Silver on copy protection in Risen 2: Dark Waters, saying the upcoming pirate-themed action/RPG sequel will use Steamworks in all territories to secure their game (thanks Shacknews). He outlines the priorities that lead to this decision, saying they sought a system providing a combination of security, compatibility, comfort, support, and reliability. Here's the outline of how the game's DRM will work:

Steam offers an automated update system which allows all customers to play the latest version of Risen 2 since all patches will be delivered automatically to their PC. Steam has been running stable on millions of PCs out there, so it provides the reliability we need. The digital copy of Risen 2 will also not require two different copy protections on Steam (compared to Risen 1).

Risen 2 will be playable without a DVD in the drive if the product has been added to a Steam account (Steam accounts are free) and will be available for download on other PCs if you’re on the move and still want to play Risen 2. The Steam account itself has been further fortified by the optional Steam Guard system which adds another layer of security. Steam also offers a big array of community features: chats, game groups, achievements and the player can even upload up to 1000 screenshots to share his/her experience in the world of Risen 2. All those features convinced us that Steam offers the right package of features, reliability and security for us.

Naturally we also wanted to keep the restrictions, which are part of any copy protection, as unobtrusive as possible. You will only be required to be online once – to link your game to your Steam account and afterwards you will be able to play offline and without DVD in the drive. You will also be able to install Risen 2 from your Steam account on as many systems you like.

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33. Re: On Risen 2 DRM Jul 26, 2011, 17:30 Cutter
 
Creston wrote on Jul 26, 2011, 16:21:
Cutter wrote on Jul 26, 2011, 15:41:
What does any of this matter when none of you are going to play this title anyway? Risen sucked...badly. No one has any interest in seeing a sequel of more, or possibly even greater suckage.

I know it's hard to believe, Cutter, but not everyone hates every single game in existence like you do.

I thought Risen was alright. I'll definitely pick up Risen 2 at some point.

Creston

WTH are you talking about? I certainly may be more discerning than most and won't play just any old slop or the gaming equivilant of reality tv but there are still plenty of games that I like. Gothic 1/2 being up amongst myh faves. Risen, however, sucked balls.
 
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