C&C4: Constant Internet Connectivity Required
If you’re still recovering from the Ubisoft DRM mess, you might want to pass on this news story. IEA requires Command & Conquer 4 players to be constantly online, as with some Ubisoft games. However, they're not calling it DRM..
As reported in issue #203 of Game Informer, in order to play Command & Conquer 4 gamers must be connected to the internet constantly. EA insists that this incessant connectivity is for keeping user statistics updated. The game will kick you out of single-player if your network connection drops for any reason. Save often.
This comes after C&C4 community manager, EA_Apoc, posted in the company’s official forums that the game will be devoid of DRM and that players can play without the disc in their computer. “Command & Conquer 4 has NO DRM. Zip, zero, zilch, none. We already made this clear,” posted EA_Apoc.
Whether you call it DRM or not, handicapping single-player fans of Command & Conquer isn’t a good thing. However, if you read our review you may find that relying on single-player for entertainment may not be the best idea.