90°
Submitted by NatureOfLogic 676d ago | opinion piece

EA's 'SimCity' disaster spotlights DRM issues

Big new game comes out with always-online digital rights management (DRM), stuff goes wrong and nobody can play game for days, company looks bad as a result. A year ago, that was Activision Blizzard's predicament when Diablo III launched, and today it's EA with SimCity. (Diablo III, EA, Industry, Next-Gen, PC, PS3, PS4, SimCity, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Sweelix  +   676d ago
i love EA, hopefully we get more micro transactions in the future
koehler83  +   676d ago
I appreciate your sarcasm.
Nevers0ft  +   675d ago
I think at this point they're taking pointers from "DLC Quest" ;)

http://goingloudstudios.com...
iistuii  +   676d ago
Got the game yesterday, glad I waited as its now perfect, I've not had a single problem & to make it better I even got the free game, so it's win, win for me, about time I got something out of EA.
JoySticksFTW  +   675d ago
Glassbox?

j/k
Saryk  +   675d ago
I do not like always online DRM. But this was told and ran over to death way before the game released..........
thehitman  +   675d ago
To be honest the root problem is not the DRM.. its the lack of preparation of their servers and management thats a problem. How do you not vigorously test your servers under launch conditions? No open beta was given, No week long of testing conditions and when you have a game thats always suppose to be connected to everyone it will 99% of the time have launch troubles if those things arent done regardless of the fact there is DRM or not.
#4 (Edited 675d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
landog  +   675d ago
the reason we see these server problems with huge games that sell millions at exactly 12am the day of release.....
publishers dont set up enough servers, the know 48 hours later only 50% of those people will all be trying to play at the same time.....so they just wait it out

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

Preview: Majora’s Mask 3D Shows Some New Mechanics | GameXplain

13m ago - What's Andre think about Majora's Mask 3D so far? | 3DS
10°

Super Smash Bros. Fan Project Told Not To Stream During Apex 2015

15m ago - As Nintendo is sponsoring Apex 2015 the creators of Super Smash Bros. Crusade have been told to n... | PC
20°

This is the Police - New Strategy/Adventure Game Starring The Voice Of Duke Nukem

17m ago - DSOGaming writes: "Vitaly Simonov has informed us about the Kickstarter campaign of This is the P... | PC
40°

Rumor: Mass Effect 4 Should be at E3 2015, Planned to Release in 2016

18m ago - OnlySP: We know that a new Mass Effect is in development, and just a few months ago we were shown... | PC
Ad

See what games are coming out in 2015

Now - Visit our release calendar to see what games are coming out in 2015. | Promoted post
20°

Game Review: Too-long 'Alien: Isolation' delivers satisfying scares | TDN

19m ago - TDN: “Alien: Isolation” made me want to pull my hair out in frustration and soil my pants in fear... | PC