Might the game be released without copy protection?
I recently had a chat with some friends. It came up that all of us (4 people) wanted to play, but avoiding getting Bioshock because of the silly copy protection. All of us had looked forward to it, economy good enough to pay for it, and neither of us have tried to get a pirated version.
Anyone heard anything about when, or even if, Bioshock might be released without silly copy protection? We'd like to buy it...
Any hopes that it'll end up in the cheap game collections in a few years without it, at least?
(I hope I'm not trolling. I just haven't heard anything about this in a long while now. If you feel I'm trolling, just avoid this thread, ok? And "No" is an ok answer as well.)
It is very unlikely Bioshock will be released without at least the SecuROM disc check. To quote: This Page in the Bioshock tweak guide "2K games have already indicated that they will remove the online activation requirement at some point in the future". How they go about this will remain to be seen. I personally would like to see just an offline installer - e.g. A new setup.exe which contains the missing files and with the original DVD will allow Bioshock to be installed without an Internet connection. That way I could be confident that I can actually install and play Bioshock ten years from now, but don't get your hopes up.