Uh Oh: Far Cry 2 Will Have Similar DRM to Spore's
Surely you remember the hoopla caused by Spore’s piracy protection (even EA head, John Riccitiello, wasn’t happy with it). Well, get ready to encounter some similar restrictions next week with Far Cry 2. According to Ubisoft Forum Master, “bukowski113,” the PC version of the upcoming FPS will contain the same DRM by SecuROM. Luckily though, it will contain a few tweaks giving users a bit more freedom with their installs:
- You have 5 activations on 3 separate PCs.
- Uninstalling the game “refunds” an activation. This process is called “revoke”, so as long as you complete proper uninstall you will be able to install the game an unlimited number of times on 3 systems.
- You can upgrade your computer as many time as you want (using our revoke system)
- Ubisoft is committed to the support of our games, and additional activations can be provided.
- Ubisoft is committed to the long term support of our games: you’ll always be able to play Far Cry 2.
Five installs on three machines isn’t so bad, especially with the “revoke” system. You could even still share the game with a couple of friends. I mean, you shouldn’t, because that’s technically piracy, but just saying…