EA Admits That You Can Only Have One Spore Player Per Install
from the and-it-lied-in-the-manual dept
Things aren’t getting much better for EA since critics of its overly annoying DRM on the new video game Spore expressed their displeasure in droves on the Amazon page for the game. Now, Consumerist alerts us to another, related, issue that is pissing off many of those who did buy the game: you can only have one player account at a time. That means that if you live in a multi-person household, and multiple people would like to play the game themselves… EA says you need to pay up for another $50 license. Of course, if the game didn’t have DRM that wouldn’t be a problem.
Even worse, the manual for Spore says exactly the opposite:
You may have multiple Spore accounts for each installation of the game.
Users, however, have been complaining that doesn’t seem possible, and while it took a while, an EA rep finally admitted “our bad”:
That section in the manual was a misprint and will be corrected in future printings of the manual. There is one Spore registration/account per game/serial code so you are correct in that you cannot make multiple accounts at this time.
This isn’t exactly the best way to win fans over to the game, is it?