BioShock 2 will use SecuROM DRM, but only for disc checks on boxed copies of the game.
2K Games has fully explained the DRM and piracy protection system that will be used for BioShock 2
, clearing up a lot of the rumours and half-truths.
The bad news is that BioShock 2
will use SecuROM
, the controversial DRM system that caused a furore with the original game and which was eventually removed
The good news is that SecuROM is only used in the boxed copies of the game and only as part of a disc check, according to Community Manager Elizabeth Tobey, via VG247
The bad news (again) though is that all versions of BioShock 2
also use Games for Windows Live, which means the game can only be activated 15 times. It seems that that's a limit within GFWL, not BioShock 2
specifically, as 2K say users will have to contact Microsoft if they use all those up.
"This is a number set by Microsoft. We went with this option because we wanted to go with non-SSA keys, because we felt that was better for you guys all around," said Elizabeth.
is currently available for pre-purchase on Steam
and you can check out our BioShock 2 preview
for more info on the game. Then let us know your thoughts in the forums