Well that would be a good idea, if you had the option of both so if your internet is down you would still have the shit on your computer.
But then again it's EA.
It's like EA want to be hated.
Just one more step towards ensuring you don't actually own the game that you bought. The optimistic part of me doesn't think this has a snowball's chance in hell at working but I've been surprised before.
Another DRM scheme, another fun challenge for pirates
In practise this sounds like a good idea to them, but how exactly will this work when they keep shutting down servers of games that are just a few years old? Where are they suddenly getting this extra capacity from?
I guess when they implement that is time when I stop buying EA games.
Oh, my internet's not working. Guess I play ME3 Singleplayer then.
EA, you are brilliantly daft.
As in nothing is installed on your PC and you stream the game from a server?
If not only EA; but all video game companies has been more like CD Projekt with DRM, the world would be a better place.
At least the gaming part of the world.
Guys, the bottom of the article says that the bit about Onlive style streaming isn't true.
In other news, you should hear Gabe Newell's response when asked if he thinks Origin is doing anything particularly well right now. It starts like this: "uh.......................................uh...... ........................"
"I just can't understand why we got voted worst company in America!"
drm drm drm drm drm drm drm
no man we dont need to make good games we need to make sure people cant pirate our shitty ones
I didn't buy expensive hardware to STREAM games. They can go fuck themselves. Ill never buy a stream only game, but rather better hardware.
I bet it will be streamed at 30FPS min quality.
So let´s see:
-Having a high-end hardware configuration is useless.
-No mods/maps/tweaks for games.
-They'll probably stop serving for a game after 2 years more or less because this is what usually happens.
On the bright side, they'll probably make games cheaper because of all of this......lol just kidding, it will still be expensive as fuck.
It seems the only one getting it right is Gabe regarding the issue of pirating.
More power to kickstarter and crowdfunding
But I agree this is awful. Even though almost everybody has internet access right now there are still times when you don't have it. If I got it right it will also prevent modding. Something that actually helps a game be alive.
Same idea here, if people stopped buying games with stupid DRM then perhaps EA would..you know...stop putting stupid DRM on games?
I hope he's just stating it badly. Because it sounds retarded as fuck. How backwards can you be lol.
This is some more relevant parts of the article.
Oh good, because pirates won't possibly get around this.
It's like EA just wants to lose money. Pirates will clearly get a much better experience, so why bother buying?
So wait? can i look forward to Crysis3 or should i forget its going to exist?
Cause i like my games i buy to be on my hard drive.
I'd like to point out this is already pretty much the situation with Diablo 3 from blizzard.
While the graphical powerhouse processing runs on the client PC stuff that's needed to actually run the game (enemy AI and a slew of other things) are run server side.
I'd also like to point out the always online DRM for Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 is BLOODY AWFUL.
Go on EA, do it. I would love to see the video games market crash again.
OnLive is cool, but data caps ruin it. Like, majorly since it uses 5 Mbp/s
fuck <3 ea
Just another step towards handing over money without actually owning any games
This makes me WANT to pirate their games.. idiots..
by this point, the only thought that passes through my head is "LOL FUCK EA"
I remember when Activision was the foremost most hated videogame company.