We be headin’ to Somalia!
The much anticipated Diablo III is coming out later this month, and having played the beta, I can tell you first hand that it’ll be worth the money. But this blog isn’t about the game. It’s about a little trick Blizzard is using to prohibit pirating of this game.
How are they doing it?
Even though the game is primarilly single player, the game will require a constant internet connection to play, and the data needed will be stored online with no “offline mode” option.
This does seem like the way to go for pirate preventiong. But as the developers know all too well, pirates will stop at nothing to get what they want. If executed correctly, this chould work. But honestly I’m predicting a pirated version within 6 month of its release. If you look at a blog post from a few weeks ago, I explain how Ubisoft used a pirated crack for their game to fix a bad glitch. This makes me believe these pirates are just as skilled as the programmers themselves and make quite a resiliant foe.
None can know for sure until it is released, but rest assured, there will be a long, hard-fought battle before these pirates give up.