Ghostbusters game PC version – DRM and no online [UPDATE]

The long and the short of it is is Spook Central posted some overview details on the games last week, including the sad news that the PC version has DRM (practically a given in PC gaming these days, as publishers desperately try and minimize pirating in the first three months after a game’s release) and there is no multiplayer gaming. At a guess, given Atari’s recent belt tightening, maintenance of a matchmaking servers was cost to be cut, whereas Xbox and Playstation have that infrastructure already in place, constantly.

I haven’t confirmed this, but Paul’s a solid source, and it’s an important fact to keep in mind if you were considering choosing between the PC and console versions. It would also explain why the PC version is so ridiculously cheap to buy (like, nearly DS cheap.)

[via Spook Central]

Multiplayer developer, ThreeWave comments on the lack of multiplayer action in the game.

“Then we looked at the resources necessary to pull off multiplayer on the consoles and the PC, it became a question of what could we do and still be excellent in our execution. We couldn’t do all versions with multiplayer simultaneously with the resources that we had available – there was simply too much to do.”

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