Casey Hudson: Players Won’t Mind Origin DRM on Mass Effect 3
But Casey Hudson of BioWare doesn’t think that’ll bother anybody.
Here’s what Hudson had to say in an interview with CVG when asked about Origin and its DRM setup:
We use Origin, and it’s interesting because really, it’s just a way to get access to the online and digital features that, you know, generally, PC games have now. I think people are going to be fine with it.
“I think that the people who try Mass Effect 3 on Origin will realise that it’s not an intrusive DRM scheme,” he added. “It’s just a way for you to sign up for the online services that you’re going to get on an ongoing basis through Mass Effect 3.
“Just like you get with any other kind of online digital distribution, or multiplayer or whatever. It’s not something that requires you to always be online – you can play Mass Effect 3 offline.
CVG also reports that you’ll only need to authorize your copy of Mass Effect 3 on PC with one online activation, the first time you fire it up. Origin also won’t limit the number of installs you have on the game, either.
What do you guys think? Experiences with Origin have you dubious about ME3 on Electronic Arts’ new system, or are you finding all the hubbub about Origin is out of proportion?