RA3 SecuROM Details

Fresh off of negative reactions to the SecuROM DRM in Spore (story), a post to the C&C Support Forums by Red Alert 3 Executive Producer Chris "easmudge" Corry looks to head off a similar outcry for Red Alert 3 by saying the SecuROM implementation in the coming RTS sequel will be more lenient than for their previous titles. According to the post, RA3 will require a one-time online authentication upon installation, the game can be installed and played on five different computers, and you will not be required to have the disc in the drive to play. He also says that users who need more than five installations will be able to contact customer support, and additional activations will be authorized on a case-by-case basis (similar to other games with limited activations). He also says: "I think it would be a shame if people decided to not play a great game simply because it came with DRM, but I understand that this is a very personal decision for many of you and I respect that. As you might imagine, I’m a lot less respectful of those people who take the position that they will illegally download a game simply because it has DRM." Thanks Destructoid. Also, there's a new Command & Conquer 3: Red Alert 3 Interview on ActionTrip talking with producers Amer Ajami and Greg Kasavin, asking the pair of GameSpot expatriates about various aspects of the game, none of which relate to DRM.