The PC port of Metal Gear Rising, the Platinum Games developed Metal Gear spin-off, has been at the center of controversy a few days ago, when it was revealed that the Steam release was actually region locked, preventing gamers from certain countries from buying or even receiving it as a gift.
Another issue has emerged following the game’s official release on Steam. Apparently the game comes with a feature that was lacking in the console release and that no one surely missed: always-online DRM. This means that players will require an always active internet connection to be able to even launch the game. If the connection is lost, the game shuts down.
Konami has confirmed today that the always-on DRM is going to be removed soon. The company is currently working on a fix right now and will share more as soon as possible.
At this point it’s hard to tell if this inclusion has been intentional or not. Let’s hope that the DRM is removed as soon as possible so that more gamers can enjoy the definitive version of one of the best games released in 2013.
The PC version of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance includes all the DLC missions and body upgrades, as well as a number of new options.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is now available on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.