Fortnite Might Have Always-On DRM Restrictions
Fortnite, the multiplayer-focused, Minecraft-inspired, zombie-defense game from Epic Games, might implement some form of PC DRM to help combat piracy of the game. In fact, Fortnite might even go as far as the way of Diablo III – meaning you’d be required to have an Internet connection to play it.
“Fortnite is a game that’s being developed as a co-op experience primarily,” Producer Tanya Jessen mentioned to Rock, Paper, Shotgun.
“That’s our number one focus. This is a game you’re gonna want to play with your friends, and it’s most fun with your friends. So whatever we decide to do there is gonna be more relevant to the most fun experience you can have with your friends [than it is to piracy]. But I can’t nail that down today.”
While the game has been described by the folks at Epic as predominantly multiplayer, it will incorporate a single-player component as well. However, if they do intend to implement an always-on DRM restriction for the game, it’s nearly inevitable that a backlash from the player base will take place.