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GSC Game World studio head Sergey Grigorovich has revealed that the upcoming post-apocalyptic shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will require a permanent, uninterrupted internet connection to run.


Putin his foot down.
This pre-requisite will apparently go beyond mere verification – most of the game content will be hosted on the games server, and will be streamed out to end users as they play.

As Grigorovich revealed in a recent interview, his company is going with this client/server model in order to fight the ever-present spectre of video game piracy:
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Why oh why did you do this GSC!?

EDIT: From the Official S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Facebook Page;

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Official S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Stalkers: I understand you are all concered about this DRM "news" that was published. I will confirm its legitimacy next week. As far as I know this is just hearsay.
Source - It's below all the flaming from fans

Looks like it may just be a rumour based off a poor translation?
Edited by Vengeance47 - 10/8/11 at 8:25pm
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that just hurts the consumer, some one will/would figure out how to capture the packets/packet snooping and crack the game.
Edited by cdoublejj - 10/8/11 at 10:52pm
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This type of DRM is the way of the future, and I would rather do this than a GFWL-variant.
 
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This type of DRM is the way of the future, and I would rather do this than a GFWL-variant.
It's only the future if people accept it and buy their product.

Speak with your $$$$
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This actually sounds like the smartest DRM out of all of them really.

Will this work? Probably not but with some fine tuning it could work.

Basically, if DRMs were like MMO's where you need a server in order to play, it just might work.

Great, I probably just gave publishers some evil ideas
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It's only the future if people accept it and buy their product.

Speak with your $$$$
I LOL'ed at this statement because of the irony...is that you John Carmack?
 
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Well I am out. Not only would I refuse to accept this DRM but I couldn't anyway having a Satellite ISP. They just drastically reduced the amount of potential customers I can assure you. People, we need to put a end to this trend and we can by not being customers.
     
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this is very similiar to what ubisoft did with assassins creed 2.... it was cracked before the game hit the shelves
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This actually sounds like the smartest DRM out of all of them really.

Will this work? Probably not but with some fine tuning it could work.

Basically, if DRMs were like MMO's where you need a server in order to play, it just might work.

Great, I probably just gave publishers some evil ideas
While I do agree with you to a point, it does suck that people with poor connection quality such as Satellite can't play the game because the have random disconnections due to the nature of their internet connection.

Things like this are good in theory, but in practice I can only see it being an epic fail with customers. Especially with STALKER bugs. Can you imagine the issues we are going to have using this service?
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I LOL'ed at this statement because of the irony...is that you John Carmack?
Which irony?
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