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Tomb Raider's PS3 DRM Reference Was An Error, No PSN Connection Needed

Square Enix clarifies.

Square Enix have been in touch this morning with TheSixthAxis to highlight that Tomb Raider on PlayStation 3 does not require a PSN connection on starting up.

We reported earlier in the week that Tomb Raider had two requirements before it would boot if you bought the digital download version: you needed to be connected to the internet, and that the PlayStation Network was up and running.

Square have said that this is not the case.

“DRM-related text appeared incorrectly in the description of the digital download version of Tomb Raider on the PlayStation 3 in North America,” said a spokesperson for the company. “It suggested that users were required to log-in to the PlayStation Network before each game session.”

“This was NOT (and actually never was) the case; but the reason the text appeared was due to a small error in our submission documentation. The DRM notice was a part of standard PS Store legal text, and does not affect users’ ability to download or play the game.”

“To relieve any confusion, the portion of that text has been removed. A user is not required to be logged into the PlayStation Network to play Tomb Raider (except to play multi-player). We’re sorry for any confusion that was caused.”

We have updated the original story.

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12 Comments
  1. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    that means it can also be used by more than one account?

    anyway, good news for anybody who already bought or planned to buy the download version.

    i think it’d still go for the physical version though, comes with a lower price, a self contained storage medium, ie a disc, so it doesn’t use my precious hard drive space, and will come with a manual that should at least tell you what the buttons do so you can just flip that open rather than having to open the in game help menu.

    i assume you get some for of rudimentary manual, i know they’re going out of fashion these days but you usually get a couple of sheets with the basic controls on.

    Comment posted on 07/03/2013 at 11:26.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      actually going back and looking at the original article, it looks like the whole one account thing and one ps3 in a 24 hour period were also specifically mentioned in the small print.
      and not here, so, i’m guessing they’re actually in effect.

      so still pretty shitty then. o_O

      Comment posted on 07/03/2013 at 11:30.
  2. transbaconist (formerly bacon_nuts)
    Member
    Since: Mar 2011

    Huzzah. I was annoyed and confused about this. Seems just fine and normal then.

    Comment posted on 07/03/2013 at 11:26.
  3. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    good news all round

    Comment posted on 07/03/2013 at 11:28.
  4. Youles
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    I hope the bronze trophy for getting to level 58 on 3rd Prestige is also an error. (That’s about 6,800,000 XP and 250,000 salvage).

    Comment posted on 07/03/2013 at 11:40.
    • Youles
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      (Well, the trophy is for buying all items, perks & characters – with one character being unlocked at level 58 on 3rd Prestige). Oddly, EVERYTHING else is available on the first Prestige.

      Comment posted on 07/03/2013 at 11:42.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      that sounds disturbingly like you’re talking about a COD game. O_O

      Comment posted on 07/03/2013 at 11:47.
      • Youles
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        Worrying, isn’t it :(

        Comment posted on 07/03/2013 at 12:54.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        but this does have a campaign mode i actually want to play, so there’s that. ^_^

        Comment posted on 07/03/2013 at 16:18.
  5. quinkill
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    I was worried about this. Good job this was just a typo.

    Comment posted on 07/03/2013 at 12:45.
  6. webby_15-0
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    its crazy just knowing that square enix contacted you guys direct. means they must look at thesixthaxis quite often. meaning this place is an official major gaming site. happy days.

    who knows? maybe square enix are reading this comment right now.

    Comment posted on 07/03/2013 at 14:51.
  7. JBoo
    Banned
    Since: Oct 2011

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    Comment posted on 07/03/2013 at 16:19.

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