EA on Spore DRM debacle: There’s been no change in basic policy

Monday, 15th September 2008 08:38 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Speaking to Gamasutra, EA’s said that Spore’s DRM system is essentially the same as the disc-and-key method used in previous games.

“EA has not changed our basic DRM copy protection system,” said EA’s corporate communications boss, Mariam Sughayer.

“We simply changed the copy protection method from using the physical media, which requires authentication every time you play the game by requiring a disc in the drive, to one which uses a one-time online authentication.”

Spore’s received a battering from “the internet” since it was launched for using the SeruROM DRM system, and is currently being heavily pirated.



  1. Gekidami

    No mention of the games install countdown self-destruct i see, how convenient that APART FROM THAT its nearly the same system…

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Harry

    We couldn’t even validate the review code EA sent us online. Bloody thing still won’t let us share content. Thankfully one of my writers picked up his own copy.

    The whole thing is a farce.

    #2 6 years ago

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