No Online DRM in Sim 3

The Sims 3 Website has word the controversial online features of the SecuROM digital rights management system will not be used for the upcoming release of The Sims 3, saying the lifestyle simulation sequel will instead use a serial key-based system with no online authentication. According to EA's humble Rod Humble: "We feel like this is a good, time-proven solution that makes it easy for you to play the game without DRM methods that feel overly invasive or leave you concerned about authorization server access in the distant future." Eurogamer asked if this was a trend for other future games and were told by an EA spokesperson: "We are just looking at this solution for The Sims 3 at the moment."
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This is a great move if it true. You can't really count Spore figures as it was really too early in the "new style" DRM flood to be considered indicative of people's tolerance for DRM. I got 3 copies for this household. Got 3 copies of Red Alert 3. I also bought 1 copy of Mercenaries 2 (had the PS3 one) and it was bugged out and wasting activations while not running. So I returned it. That's when I decided no more boxed PC games with DRM. I was lucky enough to have avoided all the other games that used DRM that people had issues with, GTA4, Mass Effect, Bioshock, Fallout 3, etc, etc.. So my decision came after roughly 3 exposures. Now they also need to make Sims 3 available on Steam/Impulse etc. for guys who want that type of distribution too. It's about maximum exposure and choices. Some of us like to collect and own a game, others want the service to handle it. And of those, some want a specific service they are comfortable with.

Edit: I have no intentions of ever installing GfW, so if games are using that, I am passing. If it was a singular solution that was robust and functional as it was intended, then I would entertain the idea. But it hasn't been and I don't really ever want it to be at this point now either. Why? Because so many other services that are user accepted can do it now. YMMV

This comment was edited on Mar 27, 2009, 16:38.
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