Ken Levine Received Some Nasty Threats Over BioShock's DRM
Spore may be getting slammed by gamers for it’s insane copy protection now, but it’s certainly not the first game to be thrashed for that reason. In an interview with PC Zone, Ken Levine revealed that BioShock’s DRM caused a smaller uproar for only allowing the game to be installed on two machines at the same time.
“When we had the copy protection issues come out, I was out there talking about the product, I didn’t run away from that. And frankly I got some nasty f***ing threats. I think it’s important that somebody takes responsibility, and at the end of the day my job as creative director is to sort of be the arbiter of taste.”
Of course, BioShock’s copy protection at least allowed you to get one of your installs back if you uninstalled the game, whereas Spore’s does not. I actually remember the stir BioShock’s DRM caused, and it’s a little disconcerting to see that things haven’t gotten better in the past year at all.