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Final Fight: Double Impact requires you to be online to play

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salaminizer said:

it's true.

Sven said:

First of all, I've been on the road, so apologies for the slow response.

Secondly, I'm not totally up to speed on the ability to sign out and play, but I do know we're using the second approved form of authentication Sony has made available to developers/publishers. I could be wrong but I believe it has been used previously on other first party titles like Warhawk and Socom. I will confirm on Monday with our submissions team and Sony, but to the best of my knowledge, it is working as intended.

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Thats because these two games are online only... so how can you sign off? xD



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salaminizer said:
gamelover2000 said:
surely this is not DRM.. piracy on PS3 is non-existant..

I might be wrong, but as far as I know one of the side-effects of requiring a login is that you won't be able to "share" your game. I believe that when you log in and play the game, no other PS3 might run it at the same time.

it might be it... well you will not have the chance to play against your friends who you share your PSN games with... its a clever move by capcom since if you want to play with friends all of them have to buy the game... the 5 console activation rule by sony give us the consumer some advantages but to devs is not that great, so capcom goes around that and made this move... capcom is like this since ever!



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Loud_Hot_White_Box said:

It's not Sony implementing this limitation. 

Sony is the one allowing PSN game copies to be played on multiple PSN accounts.

Capcom hates the idea and is implementing the online-only rule.

Hey does Nintendo allow copies to be used on multiple accounts/consoles, Galaki?

 

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April 21, 2010 - Capcom apparently isn't thrilled with PlayStation 3's ability to share game files over PlayStation Network.

IGN reader nacthenud recently tried to boot up Final Fight: Double Impact on a separate account for his kids that he shared the game on. He discovered that account, which cannot connect to the Internet for security purposes, is unable to play the game. He later discovered Final Fight: Double Impact can only be played on the same account it was purchased on.

Capcom issued a response to his concern, according to his message post, saying this move was done in an effort to combat "rampant" game sharing on PlayStation Network but emphasized this may not be implemented on all future titles.

"Yes, there is DRM. This was employed to combat the rampant 'PSN Sharing' that has been going on over the last year," a representative wrote to nacthenud. "We're sorry that your family cannot play the game on their individual accounts (same console). This is a limitation of the Sony network."

"We are not committed to do this with all titles moving forward but the only way to evaluate impact was to try it with one title first."

IGN has reached out to Capcom for additional comments but hasn't heard back. We can confirm that the game doesn't play on an offline PS3.

Update: The game only requires one initial check at at start-up. Once the game has loaded, it appears you can then sign out of PSN.

 

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/108/1085230p1.html

Well there ya go :) thanks for the clearup, you can log off now lol

 



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gamelover2000 said:
surely this is not DRM.. piracy on PS3 is non-existant..

That's the point.  DRM isn't about piracy.



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I think they're doing it to combat game sharing.



The real question is, why the hell would you be offline? You had to go online to buy the game, why bother with disconneting your machine? I just don't get it.

I understand that this obviously hurts some people, but its a very small fraction. most are just making things up.

It has online multiplayer too, I mean, really? It's not like its an entirely single player game like assassin's creed 2.



BW_JP said:
The real question is, why the hell would you be offline? You had to go online to buy the game, why bother with disconneting your machine? I just don't get it.

I understand that this obviously hurts some people, but its a very small fraction. most are just making things up.

It has online multiplayer too, I mean, really? It's not like its an entirely single player game like assassin's creed 2.

You do know that some people don't have broadband? Like myself I can only log on to PSN/XBL once a month.  They are making it so I can't play! >:(



I'm not to fond of this since sometimes I play offline to be left alone (to bad I just bought the damn thing before seeing this thread).



dsister44 said:
BW_JP said:
The real question is, why the hell would you be offline? You had to go online to buy the game, why bother with disconneting your machine? I just don't get it.

I understand that this obviously hurts some people, but its a very small fraction. most are just making things up.

It has online multiplayer too, I mean, really? It's not like its an entirely single player game like assassin's creed 2.

You do know that some people don't have broadband? Like myself I can only log on to PSN/XBL once a month.  They are making it so I can't play! >:(

You pay for XBL and only log in once a month? Seems like you have bigger problems than Final Fight.