Maxis: SimCity always-online DRM is for gamers' benefit

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    Maxis has explained the use of SimCity's always-on DRM; the game 'was designed to be connected from the ground up'.

    In a blog entry, Maxis senior vice president Lucy Bradshaw responded to the negative feedback regarding the upcoming SimCity reboot's always-on DRM.

    According to her, the game "was designed to be connected from the ground up," and the simulation requires access to EA's servers in order to properly handle all computing information.

    Bradshaw added that SimCity requiring a constant Internet connection is in the best interest of "fun." She explained that features like leaderboards and challenges would not be possible without being online.

    So, there you have it. If you are interested on the game, you'll have to deal with its always-on DRM.

    The new SimCity is due out on Mac and PC on March 5, 2013.

    NEWS SOURCE #1: Maxis Simcity's always-on-drm for gamers benefit (via) GameSpot
    NEWS SOURCE #2: Maxis says Simcity always-on-drm necessary for running properly EA (via) PolyGon

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      ok Maxis(EA) how is you telling me whne to stop playing the game in say 10 years a good thing for me?
      how is always online DRM good for me when your servers are not on. DUMBasses
       
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      aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand ea kills another good franchise.
       
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      10 years? this is ea, you'll be lucky for 2 years.
       

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