Label this one in the “thank you for finally listening” pile, as Electronic Arts announced today at GDC that the Sims 3 will not contain the invasive Digital Rights Management system that has created great ire with gamers everywhere, stemming mainly from EA’s use of SecuRom with Spore and the fiasco that entailed.
Instead, the Sims 3 will require a specific serial number to warrant authenticity and will employ “disc-based” protection similar to the way in which the Sims 2 was shielded from piracy.
You will not have to log onto the internet and basically sell your soul to the devil to play the Sims 3, as long as you have the disk, the Sims 3 will be playable on any computer.
“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,” says Rod Humble, executive producer of Electronic Arts’ Sims division.
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