Capcom adds DRM to old games, causing new problems for customers

Originally published at: Capcom's new anti-piracy system hits paying players


It seems like lunacy to be hitting the back catalog. Sure; you don’t have to care as much about reviews anymore; but that’s precisely because sales are lower now that the people who really wanted a copy probably have one; and it’s not like the DRM vendors work for free; so this is costing them.

Extra weird because the people you are worried about don’t even need to crack the DRMed copies if there were already clean ones in the wild; so you can’t expect much success with ratcheting up the DRM level after the fact; even if you’ve found something unbreakable.


So should I, the paying customer, deserve a worse experience than the pirates?

Quoting Gabe Newell, relevant as always:

“The easiest way to stop piracy is not by putting antipiracy technology to work. It’s by giving those people a service that’s better than what they’re receiving from the pirates.”


There’s a good reason why they suddenly became scared of mods haha


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