View Full Version : Will there be a DRM free release of Grim Dawn?
02-21-2010, 03:32 PM
My Question is the possibility of a DRM free Grim Dawn. With Torchlight I waited an additional 3 months to get a retail copy with no DRM so I can ensure playability 10 years into the future..
Currently with so many company's (EA, Microsoft to name a few) discontinuing servers and support for games. DRM makes me very hesitant to buy a game with anything more then a basic disk check. With Torchlight there was a limited install of like (give or take) 8 times until you needed to contact Runic to get a new code. Well, what if runic goes belly up in 5 years due to a misstep with there MMO, no more codes to unlock my game. That is why I choose to wait.
With that said do you plan on having a release version with no DRM at all? and if you do how long will we have to wait for said version before we can buy it from initial projected release date?
02-21-2010, 08:28 PM
Did you read the FAQ?
02-21-2010, 11:05 PM
I'd love to hear Crate's opinion on Ubisoft's new DRM for Assassin's Creed II for PC :)
02-21-2010, 11:29 PM
I can't fathom anyone thinking Ubisoft is on the right path... but I mean no offense to those who do. Its just way too intrusive and obstructive. Will be avoiding their games like a plague, lol. But yeah, now that I've said that, let's hope medierra isn't planning to adopt it for GD. Oops? lol
02-22-2010, 12:28 AM
I don't know if people would consider this DRM or not but one thing we are planning to do is authenticate your game-key in order to join multiplayer match-making on services like Steam. If you have a legitimate retail copy of the game, you shouldn't even notice this. It will have no effect on LAN or single player.
I am so sorry, and i would have to say i fully 100% support this and love the authenticate model for multiplayer. Knowing there is no DRM and no "internet required" serial auth to install and play on my PC makes me so happy. Thank you so much.
Also I'm sorry i didn't look at the FAQ, on the bright side this will now show up in searches :)
02-22-2010, 01:11 AM
Yes, the approach on Crate's DRM so far is quite praiseworthy. The only form of DRM they're planning on so far is 100% unintrusive.
I'm not sure how (day 1) piracy's going to impact this title, but from the research I've read about now from DRM and non-DRM sales figures, it might be the right decision. Even if it gets pirated more percentage wise (which is a big if) they'll probably make up for it in numbers by attracting more honest, DRM-frustrated players.
Most measures of DRM only affect honest players, having no impact on pirates.
02-22-2010, 05:52 PM
Ive spent more at GOG.com then on retail games recently... purely because there DRM free titles that I want and they come with a lifetime guarantee! Cd check no problem, I can handle that :)
02-22-2010, 08:33 PM
DRM changes nothing on piracy, and only bothers the buyers. So I welcome this decision.
And I will not buy Ubisoft games again, not with that DRM.
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