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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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65. Re: On Mass Effect 3 DRM Feb 19, 2012, 17:09 Jerykk
 
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.

Yeah, the BF3 sale ended early and was regional but I've never seen Steam offer a similar deal at all. As for Arkham City, Origin was the first to sell the game for $25, with the other distributors following suit weeks later. They were also the first to offer BF3 for $30. In the short time that Origin has been around, I've been impressed by their sales.

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

Fair enough. I'm pretty sure that all upcoming EA-published games will require Origin but EA is starting to expand their third-party catalog, so that may be largely irrelevant. Arkham City definitely doesn't require Origin and I'm sure the same applies to most of the available games.
 
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