EA has clarified earlier reports that Battlefield Hardline on PC comes with intrusive DRM. It actually does something else, which isn’t as bad, but isn’t all that great either.
These are EA’s exact words:
Origin authentication allows players to install a game on up to five different PCs every 24 hours.
Players looking to benchmark more than five hardware configurations in one 24 hour period can contact our Customer Support team who can help.
While in practice most gamers won’t enter a situation where they’ll register more than five PCs, in principle this is still a limitation on consumer rights. Origin certainly isn’t a popular DRM system for gamers either, for the many bugs and issues and limitations it creates.
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