Frontier boss David Braben says he “hates” Diablo III’s always-on DRM, but admits that it might be a necessary evil for the time being.
***[But] there is a lot of evidence that DRM increases sales dramatically, which is quite sad.*** No there isn't.
Just because you can't see the evidence doesn't mean it isn't there. #ReligiousArguments
Yeah, the problem is that actual statistics on game sales with DRM prove otherwise. Typically, game sales don't vary based on DRM, though some have faltered because of it.
Yea and now this will be used as a standard, "hey Diablo 3 sold well..." I remember Tim Willits saying this is the future, and it takes a big dog like blizzard to make it a norm.
Those locked doors that wont open because they're experiencing downtime are just the worst.
Funny and intelligent. But I can only give you 1 bubble :(
"Free-to-play, he pondered, might be a good way of ensuring developers don’t lose out at the hands of piracy. But with it, of course, come other issues." What other issues? Do you know how many devs have switched their games to free to play? If there are so many difficulties with it, it wouldn't be an option. Done right; it can make you a lot of steady money. DRM does nothing for anyone but those companies like the ESA who love pushing copyrights and making cases against people.
issue with free to play is pay to win. But i hope more games start taking the free to play model because pay to win or not if the games good im putting time into it.
That's why I said "if done right." They don't have to make items that give other players advantages available for purchase. There are some games out there that get by without such a system.
You hate locking your house? Why? It takes like five seconds, that analogy is stupid.
And it only takes a day to log on to the servers...
So here we're told invasive DRM increases sales, yet the creators of the witcher franchise say it actually decreases sales and just hurts legitimate buyers. I'm more likely to believe CD Projekt RED, since I have no intention of buying diablo III but will pirate it when it's cracked. If I'm going to be playing a solo game I'll be playing it whenever I dam well please and will not be supporting companies that try to force me otherwise. If I illegally pirate it for free I'll be able to do it, however if I hand my money over I can online play when my internet works and the servers are up. Being punished for doing the right thing... DRM is horribly flawed, just like the family courts and most of their judges.
Well according to this article it's the fastest selling PC game ever so maybe the DRM is increasing sales.. http://www.vg247.com/2012/0...
DRM botched up the launch and lead to all the negative reviews in the first week, I doubt that helped much for sales...
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