Diablo III comes under fire from German consumer advocacy group

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 04:55 GMT

A German consumer advocacy group has laid down another ultimatum over Diablo III, this time focusing on the RPG’s always-on DRM.

According PC Games, as translated by CinemaBlend, Blizzard has until July 27 to modify Diablo III’s packaging to reflect its constant Internet connection requirement.

The Federation of Consumer Organizations had previously laid down a deadline of July 20 for Blizzard to respond to complaints regarding the game’s frequent downtimes at launch, but was not satisfied with the publisher’s efforts and is threatening to pursue the matter further.

Blizzard has said it underestimated demand for the anticipated RPG, which sold over 6 million copies during launch week, overloading authentication servers to birth the notorious error 37.

Thanks, Shack.

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