EA Finally Realizes People Are Upset Over Spore DRM
from the taken-by-surprise? dept
It only took two weeks since the massive backlash against EA for the DRM and account limits it included with Spore for EA to recognize that maybe it needed to respond. This morning, EA agreed to up the install limit from 3 times to 5, claiming they may also make exceptions in some cases, and also released a patch allowing for multiple user names. While it’s nice that the company finally responded, this is still a pretty weak response and doesn’t address the core issues.
Also, it’s odd that it took the company this long to respond. EA claims that the controversy caught them “off guard.” If so, then they clearly haven’t paid much attention. We were among many sites that talked about the DRM problem back in May, which got tons of angry comments. Other sites that discussed the DRM got similar angry comments as well, so the only way this should have caught EA off guard was if they weren’t paying any attention whatsoever to what various gamers were saying.