Once again, Capcom puts DRM on the PlayStation Network version of their downloadable game.
The sequel to the 2008 Bionic Commando Rearmed released yesterday on PSN for $15. Similar to the DRM found in Final Fight: Double Impact, Rearmed 2 requires a constant internet connection to be played on the PS3. The game is unplayable if the system isn’t connected to PSN, reported PSN Stores.
The Xbox Live version of Rearmed 2 doesn’t have this requirement.
Unlike with Double Impact, Capcom included a warning this time in the PSN Store’s menu for Rearmed 2. The message stated, “NOTE: You must log-in the PlayStation Network each time to play the game.”
Rearmed 2 features a co-op mode, but doesn’t include any online multiplayer features.
The DRM is to stop PlayStation 3 users from gamesharing Rearmed 2.
Capcom faced a major backlash from gamers over the restrictive DRM in Final Fight: Double Impact when it came out in April 2010. No doubt they will face a similar response because of Rearmed 2’s DRM.
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