I will probably get this game today just because it is DRM free. I was going to get Spore, but they messed that up for me with the DRM crap. When you reload your PC on a 3 month basis like I do, DRM is not a good feature to have.
I expressly did not buy any DRM-ridden games (or download the DRM-free ones), which hurt a lot because I was looking forward to several of them and even upgraded to a high end PC earlier this year. I'm glad to hear at least one publisher has cracked under consumer pressure. PoP is not my favorite series, but it's DRM-free at least so I'll probably go get it before Christmas. I hope the rest of the publishers will follow soon and retroactively disable DRM on some great titles, I still want to play them, but legally DRM-free.
Agreed ^^^. I am tired of DRM shiat messing up my PCs stability and maiing me have to reinstall everything to get rid of issues caused by it and there for taking my install #s down at the same time...................
Thats a good idea drm is 100% useless most games are already cracked BEFORE they hit the shelf, the company has to pay to put drm in there games why put something in that cost money when it does not do what its designed to do?.
Has drm stopped people from pirating a game no, with current drm not only does it cause problems for machine stabability but some even cause hardware damage to dvd/burners alignment.
Just release a good game and I will be willing to buy it legally, my and friends download games if we really enjoys them/ if we want to play multiplayer we buy legal games. That happened to GTA4, I torrented that to see if my system will handle and if I liked it, after that I got the game from steam and now I'm enjoying multiplayer.
If they released gta4 demo to get the feel for the game I wouldn't have to go thru all that mess and check it out legally if you know what I mean.
Fortunately there are consoles, which means my 8800GT will be high end untill the next-gen consoles appear.
The truth is that graphics haven't improved that much since Oblivion (except for Crysis), and pirating a game because you don't want to spend 1500$ every 2 years is the lamest excuse. You don't have to cranck all the settings to max and get a 24" or bigger monitor if you don't want to spend lots of maoney on a PC. And today you can buy a more than capable PC with less than 1000$ which will play all the games (except Crysis) maxed at 1680x1050 or less.
Really such a shame. I hate DRM and want to make a point to UBIsoft by buying POP. Problem is, I hate POP ever since POP II. POP 1 was absolutely brilliant and I loved it but POP II and III just added more color. Nothing special. And the 3d versions are awful to play.
Lately, these torrents have been jam packed with trojans and viruses. I wonder if game developers have had anything to do with that...
It works cause I'd rather spend $35-40 bucks than have to re-format my machine cause of a trojan. The sole reason I downloaded Far Cry 2 was because of the invasive DRM and the stupid ubiquitous CD-in-drive-check bullcrap. Really wanna play GTA IV but I heard you have to jump through hoops to install and performance is awful.
UbiRazz is completely correct. Pirates are not inclined to pay for the game, whether it has DRM or not. Therefore, having no DRM will not hurt sales, it may help sales by not pissing off the legit users.
A game pirated, is not a sale lost, if the pirate wouldn't of bought the game in the first place. Thats what all theses anti pirate orgs need to understand, you can't attribute pirating to lost sales. Just because some are playing for free, doesn't mean that you are losing money.
Congrats Ubisoft, for sticking your neck out. Intrusive DRM doesn't hinder pirates, or increase sales, it merely annoys your legit customers.
[citation][nom]JWL3[/nom... The sole reason I downloaded Far Cry 2 was because of the invasive DRM and the stupid ubiquitous CD-in-drive-check bullcrap.[/citation]
While you may have avoided CD-in-drive-check, I heard even the Steam version of Far Cry 2 includes the DRM. Totally pointless, but it still installs it on your system. This was a dissapointment to me as I really wanted to play Far Cry 2. As for Prince of Persia, is this game just another Final Fantasy rip-off now? No DRM still doesn't make me want to buy this game.
Why on earth do most publishers not release demo's of their games? I mean how awesome would that be? We could get a taste for the game, test it out, see how it runs on our systems, decide if its crap or not and then simply not purchase it in the first place... oh wait I think just answered my own question.
Games cost a lot, so when you buy a game for $80,- you want to play that game right away. Last time I bought a game it had STEAM protection. I had a key so I fought no problem. After installation of the game and the STEEM software I got the notification that the key was invalid. So it was impossible for me to play the game in my vacation.
That was the last drop for me, now I inform about the CD protection before I buy a game again. If a lot of people have issues with it I do not buy it.
"Will DRM-free software be the way to go in the future? Probably not, but apparently Ubisoft is testing the waters to determine the ratio between pirating the game, and honest consumers shelling out the cash and credit cards."
I think the future will be online content (perhaps downloadable with expiration time).
so as i was scrolling down this page, i saw alot of people mention that they will only buy this game becauseit's drm free... imagine how many other people are thinking like that... maybe this game will become gold cause of this move...i think 2009 will be a good drm free year
"His reply echoes the current battle between software pirates, and the developers and publishers they rob"
The problem is most developers are taking it out on the very consumer who supports them. DRM does nothing to stop the pirates, they enjoy a good challenge. The ones who download from a Torrent never have to deal with it. Why is this so difficult for people to understand. This is like watching the miss reaction of the music industry unfold all over again.
Yep. You are right. Most people don't even know what DRM is. But in anyway this is move to right direction. It's very frustracting to see good game that is not useable because of DRM. I keep myy fingers corssed that this trend continues, but I am not too hopefull...