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EA Ditches SecuROM From Bad Company 2 Steam

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 gamers who bought their game through Steam will soon have to contend with one fewer DRM schemes when trying to play their game.

EA revealed in the changelog for the latest Battlefield: Bad Company 2 patch that the update will strip the SecuROM DRM protection from the Steam version of the game.

That doesn't mean that the game will be free from any DRM, but rather EA is content on using Valve's Steam-based DRM to protect its product.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • builderbobftw
    At least unlike Ubisoft (Creed 2 anyone), Not everyone at Ea is brainless.
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  • And all the other people who decide to buy a box are left with a DRM infested product, yeah you go EA...Exactly why I don't buy your games!!!

    Its all to do with revenue generation and protection, come on admit it, you want to stop us selling what we bought second hand to reduce sales being eaten by second hand games, yeah EA, well bite my move to boycott you and Ubisoft!!!

    I don't use Steam on principle because this is exactly where its helping lead us to irrelevant of how cool it seems to be!

    There are enough honest games developers out there that deserve my money and boy are they getting ever more these days!!
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  • mister g
    +1, probably cuz they realized that they can make more with less DRM annoyances, wonder when Ubi will realize that.
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  • e-rock
    About time. Nice EA is supporting Steam. Now only if we could get cheaper games from steam on release....
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  • Shadow703793
    e-rockAbout time. Nice EA is supporting Steam. Now only if we could get cheaper games from steam on release....Agreed. At any rate, BFBC2 will probably go on "sale" during June/July on Steam.
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  • randomizer
    I really don't know why they had SecuROM in there to begin with. It's completely unnecessary and just adds another level of complexity. For the box copies it makes sense though, because they would only have SecuROM and not Steamworks.

    moriconThere are enough honest games developers out there that deserve my money and boy are they getting ever more these days!!
    Too bad that those honest game developers still get their games pirated all the way to the bank.
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  • matrixhemi
    Im confused, I just game what does all this mean if I have the steam copy? Bad or good?
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  • dstln
    matrixhemiIm confused, I just game what does all this mean if I have the steam copy? Bad or good?
    There's less hassle and securom on your comp, so good.
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  • randomizer
    It's good.
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  • hopiamani
    Damnit just when I bought the box copy.
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