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Just Cause Creator: DRM is Completely Useless

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Avalanche Studios boss Christofer Sundberg has come out attacking "stupid DRM", and calls for more hacker involvement in the PC gaming industry, as well as better games, to fight the piracy problem

The boss of Avalanche Studios, Christofer Sundberg, and creator of the Just Cause franchise, has attacked DRM for being "completely useless" and for not respecting legitimate customers.

Speaking to CVG, Sundberg also suggests that hackers have a key role in helping the gaming industry.

"The DRM does not stop piracy," Sundberg told CVG, "it just punishes the people who have actually paid for the game. It's completely useless. Forcing people to be online all the time and so on doesn't show respect to the people who actually buy PC games."

But more importantly, Sundberg says that better PC games is the key to fighting piracy. Attacking companies that simply port over console games to PC, often in a very crude fashion, Sundberg calls for more PC based development.

"I think piracy wouldn't be as much of an issue if there were better PC games out there. We could just scrap the whole concept of stupid DRM," added Sundberg.

Do you agree with Sundberg's assertions that DRM is useless and better games will help to defeat piracy? Post your opinion in this article's comments section, or in this forum thread:


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