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, 22:05
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Re: No SecuROM in Dragon Age: Origins May 5, 2009, 22:05
May 5, 2009, 22:05
 
Derek, I believe you... the initial reason for the delay was quality... the game needed a couple months more polish...
but then EA decided it would be best to go with a simultaneous release to lessen the impact an earlier PC release (and piracy) would have on the console sales... plus save the money of running two separate ad campaigns.

Still I don't get the statement about waste of time and money for two different releases. Since it was a PC only title (at one point) that had to be part of the plan when the console development teams started their work. They knew they weren't going to be able to catch up and have a simultaneous release.

So if I take all that into account, the posts from your official forums, and the fact that EA is now pulling the strings it's not hard to read between the lines. Don't take it the wrong way. It's just easier to say "delayed for the consoles" then to explain all the reasons that snowballed into the PC delay.

Either way I wish you the best. I love the early games and even liked Mass Effect to a lesser degree while playing. Also I hope Dragon Age Origins is all that it's been hyped up to be, and more. It looks good. I just won't buy it at release.
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