Mar 29, 2012

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Persistant Internet Connection Required For The New SimCity

Persistant Internet Connection Required For The New SimCity

Don’t like DRM? Well it appears that EA’s latest game might very well be getting an “always on” DRM feature. SimCity will require you to be logged in Origin all times.

While the game won’t be for sale exclusively through Origin, it does mean that you will need a persistant internet connection. According to EA and confirmed by Gamespy, if your internet drops during the game, you won’t be kicked out, which really is the only plus I can see out of this situation.

In this day and age of DRM and piracy still racing across the internet, companies are going to be doing whatever they can to reduce the spread of their products illegally. EA is not the only company to do this; Ubisoft has also instituted similar solution to their PC games in the past as well.

[Source: Kotaku]