Sims 3 won’t have DRM, says EA

Thursday, 26th March 2009 22:01 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Sims 3 won’t have any online DRM protection at all.

From Rod Humble’s blog:

“The game will have disc-based copy protection – there is a Serial Code just like The Sims 2. To play the game there will not be any online authentication needed,” he said.

“We feel like this is a good, time-proven solution that makes it easy for you to play the game without DRM methods that feel overly invasive or leave you concerned about authorization server access in the distant future.”

It’s out in June.



  1. Gekidami

    Looks like i’ll be getting The Sims 3 then *rubs hands together*

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Trivi4l


    #2 6 years ago
  3. Shatner

    Sims 4 will have codewheels
    Sims 5 will have you type in a random word from the manual
    Sims 6 will have lenslok
    Sims 7 will be a listing you type in yourself

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Whizzo

    A very sensible decision by EA.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. ultramega

    Looks like Spore taught ‘em a lesson, eh?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. hitnrun

    Thank the good Lord. EA just garnered a legal sale from what was going to be an, uh, detached exploratory review of their product.

    Considering Spore was anecdotally the most widely pirated new release in history (with some torrents reporting almost 100,000 simultaneous peers), you’d hope they’d have learned *something* about super-duper DRM that only effects paying customers and thereby incentivizes piracy.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Man, I hated Lenslok.

    #7 6 years ago

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