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Sims 3 Won't Use Online Copy Protection

The Spore DRM copy-protection backlash won't be happening to The Sims 3, given the news that broke just minutes ago. EA has announced that The Sims 3 will only use serial-number copy protection. Buy the game, input the serial number that comes with the game, and you're good to go.

From the blog of Rod Humble, head of EA's Sims and Casual division:

"The game will have disc-based copy protection – there is a Serial Code just like The Sims 2. To play the game there will not be any online authentication needed.

We feel like this is a good, time-proven solution that makes it easy for you to play the game without DRM methods that feel overly invasive or leave you concerned about authorization server access in the distant future."

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Anon19743065d ago

I'm just kidding. I wouldn't even play a pirated copy of this game. I understand it's appeal, and it's been a powerhouse in sales. Just not my thing.

lh_swe3065d ago

It's nice to have a step removed from the ridiculously long install times, has anyone ever tried to install almost all the sims 2 in one sitting, unfreakin' beleivable.

hesido3065d ago

...that they'll sell just as much, without invasive DRM...

Then some DRM firm will come up to show them torrent download numbers, and multiply that with 50usd, and somehow manage to convince them with proper DRM, this time uncrackable, ALL of those downloads would have been sales.

Then we'll see strict DRM in Sims4 :)

UltimateIdiot9113065d ago

DRM is a waste of time and money. So far, in the end pirates get what they want.