GDC: Steamworks Makes DRM Obsolete Say Valve

Valve claim to have made DRM obsolete with the addition of new features to its Steamworks development toolset.The main addition is something called CEG, or Custom Executable Generation, which will make “unique copies of games for each user allowing them to access the application on multiple machines without install limits and without having to install root kits on their PCs.”The new features also allows support for in-game DLC, meaning that DLC can be bought within the game and accessed without needing a restart, much as with the recently mentioned Games for Windows Live update.In addition to this, Steamworks matchmaking now includes the lobby system “shipped and tested” in Left 4 Dead.Plenty to keep developers occupied!