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December 30th, 2011, 05:12
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
I had a thought today :

A game is originally being distributed so that it requires Steam.
Now the makers decide that the impliite copy protection that is called Steam ishould no more be necessary, since this game has reached its life-cycle end.

Now, what happens in my imagintion is this : The game needs Steam to download and install this patch that removes its copy-protection that consists of its Steam-connection.

But one day, in the distant future, Steam is no more
Are you serious? Steam is only the first phase. All PC games in the future and all console games in the future with have online copy protection like Diablo 3 where the ai and other content are server side. Perhaps they will remove the copy protection when there arent enough people playing to justify the servers, but most games will last a very long time with this protection.
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