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Shadowrun Returns DRM Ending

Harebrained Schemes took to Kickstarter to share the good news that they have negotiated an end to the DRM in Shadowrun Returns, saying this will allow them to release DRM-free versions of the game and its future expansions:

We just want to send out a quick update to share some good news. Thanks to a new agreement we were able to negotiate with our partners at Microsoft, Harebrained Schemes is pleased to announce that we are now able to release fully DRM-free versions of Shadowrun Returns and future expansions such as Berlin.

The DRM-free versions of SRR and Berlin will continue to be fully supported. You'll be able to download all game patches, use the Shadowrun Returns editor and experience user-generated content downloaded from third-party sites such as Nexus.

We’re starting work to get Shadowrun Returns available on right now - not sure how long that will take but we’ll let you know as soon as we have an answer.

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36. Re: Shadowrun Returns DRM Ending Nov 14, 2013, 01:31 Creston
Sho wrote on Nov 13, 2013, 17:51:
Or to sum it up more simply: It's entirely believable that some people would have decided not to back the game if those risks had been known to them. Some people would have decided not to back it if it meant supporting a game that wasn't going to be available DRM-free to the general public, because their participation in crowdfunding was motivated by furthering the development of games that are, as Harebrained arguably presented Shadowrun Returns to be one.

They also gave refunds to those whose panties got in a knot over the fact that they were releasing the game on Steam, because the Steam workshop was the best solution for them to host user-made content. So boohoo for those poor mislead customers who got their money back. Cry

Also, you're not an investor on Kickstarter. In essence, Kickstarter is a gift. You never see a dime of profit on your gift, and if the project goes belly-up, you're basically SOL, unless the guys you gave money to are very honorable men and pay you back.

You give them money to help them make something, and in return they give you a promise of a game if it ever gets made, and a t-shirt and some stickers.

This is not investing, and it's a good thing it isn't. If Kickstarter was considered an investment platform, the FTC would be all OVER that motherfucker.
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