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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:25pm 27/01/12 | 6 Comments
Michele Ancel's critically acclaimed side-scrolling platformer, Rayman Origins, is finally making its way to PC, with Ubisoft confirming the game will hit retail at the end of March.

Interestingly, Joystiq points out that a bit of Twitter banter has revealed the the game will not be as DRM-heavy as many other Ubisoft games - something the French publisher has been scolded for being aggressive over in the past.
We're announcing Rayman Origins for PC right the hell now! Also, retail versions will have NO DRM. None, zero, zip. Ohemgee! - @NateHawke

Yes, Rayman Origins PC should be available on all e-shops including Steam; and no, it won't include any "complicated" DRM. - @RaymanGame
Of course it will still require online activation, and Steam has its own security features, so "no DRM" is still a bit of a stretch, but it's nice to hear they know there's a consumer issue with Ubi's DRM habits as they currently stand. You can check out our review of the game as played on Xbox 360, right here (9.2/10).

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Posted 12:29pm 27/1/12
... any "complicated" DRM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but that doesn't mean it is going to be DRM free...

(no point in changing the article, but yea... ubi's concepts of 'DRM' would dictate that "non-complicated" DRM may only be as easy as submitting a DNA test before playing...)
Posted 12:53pm 27/1/12
Never heard of it. Why don't you guys put pictures in with your posts to get people interested?

What does DRM free mean? You can copy the game to another computer and run it without steam? Because if it doesn't mean that, then... ???
Steve Farrelly
Posted 12:54pm 27/1/12
Posted 01:09pm 27/1/12
Presumedly they're saying it wont have any DRM beyond that employed by Steam
Posted 01:35pm 27/1/12
Grrr just bought it on 360. Hate it when this happens...
Posted 10:43am 29/1/12
Playing this on PS3 atm - brings back all the memories of the original (which was waaaay too hard)!
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