EA Staff Bites the DRM Bullet

Jeff Green who works at EA and runs Greenspeak, a site where the EA podcast is hosted, tweeted about his internet connection problems, which caused him to lose his progress in the single player campaign of CNC4. CNC 4 requires a constant online connection to play the game. This DRM scheme is similiar to the DRM Ubisoft uses for Assassin’s Creed 2.

“Booted twice–and progress lost–on my single-player C&C4 game because my DSL connection blinked. DRM fail. We need new solutions,” and: “Welp. I’ve tried to be open-minded. But my ‘net connection is finicky–and the constant disruption of my C&C4 SP game makes this unplayable.” He added: “Yeah, Steam’s ability to have off-line play is the clear, better model when talking about SP games,”

A few minutes later he tried to downplay his comments.

“However, C&C4 experiments w/what a ‘single-player game’ is–given it’s constantly uploading progress/stats for unlocks. It’s complicated,” and: “I think if we think of C&C4 as an ‘online-only’ game–which it basically is–then maybe we’d adjust our expectations accordingly.”

Sources: bluesnews.com, twitter.com/Greenspeak