No DRM for Sims 3
Spore's debut on the PC last year was somewhat marred by controversies surrounding the game's use of DRM, which saw some digital rights activists high-jacking user score averages on websites, and protesting in various other ways.
Perhaps noting this negative publicity, EA-Maxis executive Rod Humble has said that DRM won't be used to protect the PC version of Sims 3.
"The game will have disc-based copy protection - there is a Serial Code just like The Sims 2. To play the game there will not be any online authentication needed," Humble said on his blog.
"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."
A release in June is planned.
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