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Far Cry 2 Uses Spore DRM

Publisher Ubisoft has confirmed that, for the PC, its open-world shooter Far Cry 2, which hits alongside the PS3 and Xbox 360 editions on October 21, will use the same SecuROM DRM technology found in Spore, Crysis Warhead, and the upcoming Red Alert 3.

Ubisoft forum manager bukowski113 posted the deatils on the game's official forum:

# 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.

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UltimateIdiot9113627d ago

Acceptable but shouldn't really be there in the first place or be there at all. This only hurts consumers who buy the game not pirates.

Nineball21123627d ago (Edited 3627d ago )

that is much better than previous DRM setups.

And it SHOULDN'T be there at all, but it is because of idiots who think that stealing is justified.

I Call 9MM3627d ago

This isn't too bad, I can deal with these rules, but it is completely pointless. These are no longer the days were pirating a game meant copying onto a floppy disk and passing it onto your friends. Most people these days couldn't even figure out how to properly bypass most copy protection software. However, there are a few who do, and what these people do is crack the game, wash out all the copyright protection a few days or weeks before the game is released, and put it up on a torrent site. Once the game hits the torrent sites, nobody needs to worry about how to copy it, because its there already. People are no longer getting their games from their friends, they are getting them from strangers off the world wide web. The only people who suffer are the ones who are buying the games with the crappy DRM software, and the publishers and developers who are loosing money. The pirates get it easy. Sad but true.

Charmers3627d ago

Ah well one less game for me to buy. I don't pay $60 to rent a game which is what this DRM effectively is turning these games into. Too bad looked like a good game but then it is by Ubisoft and they have a solid history of crap ports behind them.

Just waiting to hear what Fallout 3 will have for DRM, if that is clear of this limited activations crap then I will get it instead of Farcry 2.

M337ING3627d ago

It is, Fallout only has a disk check.

dachiefsman3627d ago

wonder if the internet will blow up on this one as well!

Zhit3627d ago

I would find the DRM more acceptable if UbiSoft added the bullet point that in a year or eighteen months a patch would be issued to remove all the DRM.

Isn't DRM to stop the initial wave of piracy on release? After eighteen months, give the consumer a break...