Mass Effect - Bioware on DRM: No Periodoc Re-authentification!
Bioware & EA explain the DRM system used for their upcoming title Mass Effect (PC) in a long forum post by Community Manager Jay Watamaniuk:
There has been a lot of discussion in the past few days on how the security requirements for Mass Effect for PC will work. BioWare, a division of EA, wants to let fans know that Mass Effect will not require 10- day periodic re-authentication. [...]
Second, with online authentication consumers now connect to the Internet the first time the game is launched and are required only to reconnect if they are downloading new game content.
Good news, the game connects to the server only at the first launch and when new content is downloaded.
Information aboutMass Effect
SP/MP: Single + MP
Platform: PC, Xbox 360