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 4, 2009, 21:32
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Hear that people? Now do the right thing and buy it.
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May 4, 2009, 21:37
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Okay. If you say so.
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Re: No SecuROM in Dragon Age: Origins
May 4, 2009, 21:40
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Re: No SecuROM in Dragon Age: Origins May 4, 2009, 21:40
May 4, 2009, 21:40
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Well, buy it if it's your thing, or don't if it's not. Just don't pirate it.
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Re: No SecuROM in Dragon Age: Origins
May 4, 2009, 21:41
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Awesome! Count me in.
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May 4, 2009, 22:08
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So, this Dragon age, it's very hyped, but will it be a good RPG?
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SOLD! I'm in!
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Re: No SecuROM in Dragon Age: Origins
May 4, 2009, 22:24
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Guys stop bitching about DRM...

No one is listening to you.
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Re: No SecuROM in Dragon Age: Origins
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This is back on my to buy list.

Now do the same with Mass Effect 2 and make it come out at the same time as the console version.
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Re: No SecuROM in Dragon Age: Origins
May 4, 2009, 22:45
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May 4, 2009, 22:45
 
Good sign, Bioware was able to twist ea's arm on this. Very smart move by Bioware, now gamers won't be talking shit about their game BEFORE it's released.

What we got here is a Non-Negative.
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May 4, 2009, 22:58
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Re: No SecuROM in Dragon Age: Origins May 4, 2009, 22:58
May 4, 2009, 22:58
 
Very nice. First Ubisoft, now EA. If EA released patches to remove the DRM from all their previously released titles, I'd pick up Mirror's Edge and Dead Space right now. Even if Dragon Age ends up being only decent, I'll buy it at full price to reward EA for their common sense.

Looks like consumer outrage does have an impact.
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May 4, 2009, 23:01
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Guys stop bitching about DRM...

No one is listening to you.

Current Macrovision/EA employee?
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Re: No SecuROM in Dragon Age: Origins
May 4, 2009, 23:04
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I believe that was sarcasm.
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Re: No SecuROM in Dragon Age: Origins
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Re: No SecuROM in Dragon Age: Origins May 4, 2009, 23:08
May 4, 2009, 23:08
 
Still not buying this at launch unless there is a collectors that has some fanatical extras. Which no game has had in quite a while.

Im still burned on the massive PC delay (don't give a fuck the reason), DRM win question as just icing on the cake.

Besides, EA/Bioware told us MEPC's DRM before launch and look what that got us.

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Look at that... now I MAY buy Dragon Age after all. Let's see.
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May 4, 2009, 23:17
 
I'm with necrosis. I'm still pissed beyond reason about the PC delay for console release. And the salt in the wound is them talking up how much DLC they'll have. Do any of you fanbois still think they are polishing away on the PC version?

Do get me wrong. I plan on buying it just not at full price. Hell, I may even get the old eye patch out and dust it off... argh, matie! lol

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May 4, 2009, 23:29
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May 4, 2009, 23:29
 
I am always confused about the "delayed because of consoles" thing. Consoles or not, we needed more time to finish Dragon Age to our standards. The extra time we needed put the new release date somewhere around the planned release for the consoles. At that point, we decided to release them at the same time so as not to waste time and money on two different releases. Our delay was because of quality. I am sorry if you see it as due to consoles, but it just isn't true.

I am working on the PC version right now and we are not quite there yet. Sorry if you don't believe me.
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May 4, 2009, 23:38
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Good stuff Bio. I'm glad EA hasn't completely incorporated you into the collective yet.

Eagerly awaiting this.

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Re: No SecuROM in Dragon Age: Origins
May 4, 2009, 23:58
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May 4, 2009, 23:58
 
no shitty drm for the spiritual successor to baldur's gate? where do i preorder?!
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Re: No SecuROM in Dragon Age: Origins
May 5, 2009, 00:45
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May 5, 2009, 00:45
 
Hey Crush will this game be on Steam upon release?
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Re: No SecuROM in Dragon Age: Origins
May 5, 2009, 01:45
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May 5, 2009, 01:45
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So is this Dragon Age itself or some spinoff prequel or movie tie-in to X-Men Origins or what?

Is Origins just the needless sub title for Dragon Age? I was pretty interested when this was announced back in 1897 but I got off the hype train as the development years lulled by. This had better be a damn fine game.
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