Dragon Age 2 marred by hidden DRM

Posted By | On 22nd, Mar. 2011 Under Industry News, News | Follow This Author @GNReith

EA and Bioware have come under fire for including hidden DRM measures in the recent release of Dragon Age 2 for PC.

According to DRM consumer watchdog Reclaim Your Game, the companies didn’t notify consumers that SecuROM’s Release Control was implemented in Dragon Age 2 before its general release.

The site says: ‘While RYG is in the business of informing Consumers, Publishers and DRM Vendors of how PC Games are truly made, we also inform the very same Industry Sectors on how to increase their revenue through Consumer-based initiatives.

‘We went with this passion and knowledge to Bioware in spite of their staunch responses to the SecuROM / Release Control claims. However, we found that no matter how persistent we were in asking for an audience to explain our proposal – no matter the sense of urgency applied, Bioware’s Fernando Melo simply responded with the same response that Chris Priestly, Derek French and even Fernando Melo himself responded: The Release Control implemented in Dragon Age 2 was not SecuROM, but from Sony DADC.

‘As much as we wanted to help EA and their subsidiaries we felt that any sort of assistance from us could only be given if EA, Bioware and Visceral Games were passionate about fixing the games they themselves created.

‘It was that passion which was not seen with Bioware through Fernando Melo and, because of that, as well as with the Dead Space 2 situation, RYG simply declined.’

Real cloak and dagger stuff right there.

Thanks to Reclaim your game for the info.

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  • tareq salah

    this game is really losing popularity by the day because of all this nonsense. they turned a huge success with dragon age one to almost huge losses with 2

    • PilarVIRUS

      I loved the first and second. But, that’s non-sense, it’s going to sell more and alot of people are going to know about the franchise gaining it more popularity. Anyway, I hate the fact that they dumbed it down, it needed this the right mixes of these elements and the mixed too much of the casual.

  • doub7

    If the game is gonna have DRM I feel they should make the consumer aware beforehand. I understand the need 2 combat piracy but many DRM measures make it tuff 2 play offline.

  • doub7

    Man I really expected DA II 2 get the kind of reception Mass Effect 2 did the way they streamlined it & brought the convo system in. But it seems they went 2 far as I have heard many ppl have the same reaction as Pilar. Seems like they were a lil off the mark w/ this 1.


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