Command & Conquer 4 requires internet to play

Thursday, 18 March 2010 11:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Want some good news for when you pick up Command & Conquer 4: Tiberium Wars tomorrow? Here it is: it has no DRM software.

What’s the bad news? The game needs the internet to play it.

EA community mod Apoc said on the game’s forums:

“First thing to be clear about, Command & Conquer 4 has NO DRM. Zip, zero, zilch, none.”

Well, that’s good. Well, it is, until he says this:

“To play Command & Conquer 4, the computer needs to be connected to the internet.”

Oh dear. The decision to have online to play the game is in a similar route to what Ubisoft is doing with its current line-up of PC games, including Assassin’s Creed II, Splinter Cell: Conviction and more: a move that is unanimously proving very unpopular.

It also comes a day after EA dropped SecuROM for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for anyone who bought it off Steam.

C&C4 is out tomorrow in the UK for PC.

Thanks, Kotaku.