No SecuROM in Dragon Age: Origins

BioWare's Dragon Age Forums outline plans for copy protection in Dragon Age: Origins, revealing the upcoming RPG will not use the reviled SecuROM system:
I have some good news to pass on to you today that answers one of the most frequently asked Dragon Age: Origins PC questions.

We’re happy to announce that the boxed/retail PC version of Dragon Age: Origins will use only a basic disk check and it will not require online authentication. In other words, the retail PC version of the game won’t require you to go online to authenticate the game for offline play. We have chosen not to use SecuROM in any version of Dragon Age that is distributed by EA or BioWare.

Some other cool stuff that we hope you’ll like - we have already launched the Dragon Age toolset beta, which offers developer-grade tools, and we’re looking forward to what fans will create with it. We’ll also be supporting the game with a ton of great downloadable content that will be available for purchase after the game’s release. Together these features will provide some very cool reasons to go online with Dragon Age: Origins.

We’re really excited as we head towards the release of Dragon Age: Origins this fall on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, so keep an eye out for more news as we’ll be providing you with more details shortly.

Stay tuned for more coolness to come… =]
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Re: No SecuROM in Dragon Age: Origins
May 5, 2009, 13:43
Kxmode
 
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Re: No SecuROM in Dragon Age: Origins May 5, 2009, 13:43
May 5, 2009, 13:43
 Kxmode
 
Yes yes, Steam please!

Client-managers like Steam and Impulse might as well be DRM (nevermind the fact that Steam has a form of internal DRM*). I would simply prefer to have the actual installer files, or the disc. Which is probably why BioWare noted boxed/retail PC version of Dragon Age. They, through EA, have control over what goes into the published, physical product.

*Valve President Gabe Newell also stated "most DRM strategies are just dumb" because they only decrease the value of a game in the consumer's eyes. Newell's suggests pairing DRM with "[creating] greater value for customers through service value", and stopped short of repudiating Valve's DRM system, known as Steam. However, Mr. Newell's anti-DRM rhetoric flies in the face of Steam's own copy-protection strategy, which is actually a form of DRM.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management#DRM_opposition
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