Dragon Age II DRM Information

Dragon Age II DRM Information

Bioware recently detailed the DRM policies for the PC version of Dragon Age II. The Steam version of Dragon Age II will only use Steam DRM and will not be implementing any third-party DRM or any other hidden methods.

However the stand-alone version will be a little more DRM heavy, requiring you to register an EA account when the game starts for the first time, and allowing 5 PCs to access the game within a 24-hour time period. The game also includes an offline mode which still requires you to sign-in online after a few days.

Here is the full overview of Dragon Age II DRM:

Non-Steam versions (digital or retail disc) DRM policies are as follows:

- No disc check, you do not need the disc in drive to play.

- No limit on the total number of PCs you can install and play the game on.

- You can play offline but the game will require a login check after a select period of days.

Release Control policies:

- It completely removes itself after the game release date has passed.

- There is a limit to the number of unique/different PCs that can start/play the game within a time window [5 PCs in 24hrs].

- Each install requires logging in to your EA account to verify game ownership and if you are a member of these forums, you have an EA account.

- It does not install anything to the PC.

- Sole purpose is to check with a server to validate whether the game release date has passed or not.

- You will not be able to play until that date has passed.

- Datess and times are set to the retail street date per country.