Back in January, Electronic Arts Mass Effect 3 on PC. Needless to say, this was not a popular development among some gamers. BioWare is insisting that Origin wouldn't be intrusive.that Origin would be mandatory to play
According to an interview with director Casey Hudson, players will still be able to play Mass Effect 3 offline, and went on to praise the service, stating "We use Origin, and it's interesting because really, it's just a way to get access to the online and digital features that, you know, generally, PC games have now. I think people are going to be fine with it."
"I think that the people who try Mass Effect 3 on Origin will realize that it's not an intrusive DRM scheme. It's just a way for you to sign up for the online services that you're going to get on an ongoing basis through Mass Effect 3," Hudson reassured, adding, "Just like you get with any other kind of online digital distribution, or multiplayer or whatever. It's not something that requires you to always be online - you can play Mass Effect 3 offline."
Hudson then informed that Mass Effect 3 would only require a one-time online authorization, and there were no limits on installs.
Mass Effect 3 will be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this coming March.
BioWare: Origin won't intrude on Mass Effect 3 experience
19 February 2012 | By JonahFalcon