Warhammer 40:000: Dawn of War II

Warhammer 40:000: Dawn of War II News for PC

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There will be no install limits for hotly anticipated PC-exclusive RTS Dawn of War 2, Relic has said.

Speaking in an interview with VideoGamer.com, to be published next week, associate producer Jeff Lydell said that while the developer is "looking at some form of DRM" for the title, it "wants people to be able to play their games on multiple PCs".

Install limits on PC games has caused quite a stir among PC gamers this year, with a number of high profile games, including EA's Spore, shipping with a restriction on the number of computers it can be installed on.

Dawn of War and Company of Heroes developer Relic, however, is taking a different approach with the high profile sequel. Lydell told VideoGamer.com: "We are looking at some form of DRM for Dawn of War II, but we're heavily concerned with the consumer end of that, and the consumer experience. We want people to be able to play their games on multiple PCs. We want them to be able to play it with their friends, and most importantly we want any authentication to not be annoying or a detriment to the experience."

When asked if there will be any form of install limits on the game, he replied: "Not that I'm aware of, at this point. Just to speak a little further on that... the thing we are trying to do is to give incentives to be online. One of the things the high profile games have had had in the past is that they've been primarily single player games, with no reason to be online. When you have a multiplayer component or content that can be distributed through online there's an incentive to be a licensed user."

You'll find a brand new hands-on preview of the game, which looks brilliant, right here.

What do you think of Relic's anti-piracy plans for Dawn of War 2? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Doomsdat's Avatar
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Just buy it threw steam and thiers no drm and u get unlimited installs.
Posted 15:53 on 21 December 2008
XEex's Avatar
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Fighting piracy by making a game that's actually worth buying? That's a fresh approach...
Watch and learn developers!
Posted 21:10 on 18 December 2008
Sang's Avatar
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Great news, I have dumped many games already (like Sacred 2 and Red Alert 3) just because of that annoying DRM thing. Relic made a good move, hopefully they will stay at it. If they will stay away from all the annoyance then I will buy that game like I did those before.
Posted 23:21 on 15 December 2008
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I love you relic
Posted 21:20 on 14 December 2008
Tim's Avatar
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Agreed, but it's a discussion that needs to be had sadly. This is an issue that is not going to go away. Not while games and gaming is a multi-billion dollar industry. I just hope that that total lack of respect and concern that EA has shown it's customers will act as an example to other game companies of what NOT to do.
Posted 23:35 on 13 December 2008
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Huzzah! Although it's a sad day when I'm anxiously awaiting announcements about DRM :(
Posted 18:47 on 12 December 2008

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Release Date: 20/02/2009
Developer: Relic Entertainment
Publisher: THQ
Genre: Real-time strategy
No. Players: 1-6
Rating: PEGI 16+
Site Rank: 345 7
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