A constant Internet connection was demanded by the DRM, although Capcom's Street Fighter 3: Third Strike didn't include it. Results are "inconclusive, frankly."
Final Fight: Double Impact and Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 were two Capcom PS3 titles that used the PSN DRM, akin to Ubisoft's PC DRM system.
"Sony has a form of network DRM that we have chosen to use on a couple of titles, really as much as an experiment as anything else, to see what the impact was," said Capcom US vice president Christian Svensson. What results did they get from these 'experiments'?
"Inconclusive, frankly," he revealed. "As far as we can tell, it neither helped nor hindered us. We continue to look at it on a case by case basis." Ubisoft swears that their PC DRM method has significantly curtailed piracy and helped sales.
Capcom remains unconvinced either way it would seem.
Capcom: PSN DRM "neither helped nor hindered" our PS3 titles
30 September 2011 | By Simon Priest