Origin DRM imposes a single machine activation limit on PC gamers.
FIFA 22 starts the season on PC with a worse footing than the German team in the European Championship. His announcement last week showed the improvements he will have on PS5, Xbox Series and Stadia … but what will not be present on computers, where PC gamers will have to be content with a port of the versions of PS4 and Xbox One. And the problems of the game do not end there. The community’s discontent is joined by another reason, related to copy protection measures (DRM) of the game on PC.
As clearly indicated by the Steam page FIFA 22, the EA Sports game will use the Origin DRM even off-platform, requiring the installation of EA’s PC services. But that’s not the part that has drawn criticism from users. And is that EA will only allow you to install the game on a single computer at a time. “1 device (s) as activation limit“, mentions the game page verbatim.
In other words, those who buy FIFA 22 on PC they will only be able to install the game on one computer at a time. If they want to install it somewhere else, be it on their laptop to go on a trip, at a friend’s house, or for any other reason, they must uninstall it before the first computer they download it to. Is it a Steam typo? Or is EA really going to limit the buyers of your game in this way?
The truth is the FIFA community on PC doesn’t seem happy with what it will offer its next installment, limited to the versions of two consoles with 8 years old, and with these limitations due to its DRM. Even if there are also criticisms outside Computers: The next-gen upgrade to FIFA 22 on PS4 and Xbox One will only be included with the 99 Euro Ultimate Edition. We’ll see if EA sticks with these policies, or rectifies before their release on October 1. A game that we will see in action shortly, with EA Play Live 2021 this month.
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