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."