S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 might have the dreaded DRM which requires the user to have a constant broadband connection, the reaction was predictably one of outrage.
GSC has responded to the outrage in a statement, blaming the high rate of piracy in Russia for their consideration of the controversial DRM for the shooter.
“The idea of implementing DRM came in as a possible anti-piracy solution. You know the severe level of commercial piracy we have here in ex-USSR region. This said however, there is no firm decision to go for DRM with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 as of now. Be assured, we do realize how uncomfortable this solution is for the players, so we’ll continue looking for most effective, yet acceptable for all, way of protecting the game by the time of its release.” read a statement from a spokesperson.
It seems that GSC referring to the DRM as a possible anti-piracy solution for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 may mean that they won't use it after all.