Originally Posted by Hexa
Does DRM itself really make a difference in terms of sells though, or is it just the games them self?
I say this b/c honestly I have never once in my entire life (I'm 29) had my choice to buy a game be affected by the DRM that did or did not come on a game.
Maybe I am in the minority but seriously I simply do not care in the least.
Take the latest Modern Warfare, I didn't buy it b/c I simply didn't want to play the latest shooter that's the exact same as every other military shooter I already own. Now take Mass Effect 3 for example and I would have bought the game if they told me I could only install it once, have to stay online 24/7 and even press like a hundred times on Facebook before it unlocked.
Seriously I think drm, piracy, console ports and everything is completely over blown on both sides of the fence. I think they are just cop outs and for the most part I believe the majority of gamers make their choices based on the game itself and whether or not they want to play the thing.
Indie devs imo are selling so well b/c they are making original and thought provoking games that are more different and not as "cookie cutter" as most AAA titles coming out lately. Has nothing to do with drm. This is just my opinion not saying anyone is wrong or right
To a lot of PC gamers yes, I've bought countless games based on the DRM they release with. Like Dragon Age, I had no idea what the game was about, nothing about it ever caught my attention so I never follolwed it. Then after a week it was released someone told me it was DRM free other than disk chceck, so I ordered a copy based on that principle alone, and I actually ended up loving it so I bought a copy of the Collector's Edition too. The Witcher 1 released with unrestrictive DRM, I ordered 2 copies. I know people like me who do this are a minority but on the opposite, a lot of people refuse to pay for a game regardless if it 's good or not if it has crappy DRM.
UBIsoft for instance just never learns. They were one of the big users of starforce back when it came out and A LOT of people boycotted them for it. They got the point released a good deal of games without it and now they're back to an even worse DRM.
Now whatever that console game was that's coming to PC eveyone was excited, and it's shipping with Games for Windows Live and there's a big protest against it.
DRM does influence purchases, more now than ever with the bad history it's been having.