Speaking with Shacknews, Bethesda's Peter Hines has said that the team is looking at digital distribution avenues for "folks that want to go that route."
He can't confirm what copy protection method will be used but stresses that the team always wants to remove a "hindrance or an annoyance to the player". No DRM then?
When asked if they're worried about piracy Hines wasn't shy to declare the truth. "Yeah, it's a huge problem. Huge." He said that Valve had a good setup with Steam despite the initial problems.
They want to make sure they're "not prohibiting somebody who bought a legitimate copy from getting into the game and having fun right away."
So that begs the question, will Fallout 3 be gracing Steam at some point then?
"We're thinking about a lot of stuff," he said. "I don't actually know if any of that is set in stone yet, but hopefully there will be multiple digital distribution options for folks that want to go that route."
Fallout 3 is being released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC this October 28th.
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