A couple of days ago we reported that Deus Ex: The Fall, the mobile Deus Ex game, would not work on jailbroken devices even if the game had been paid for. It was a very poor idea for DRM and was met by much criticism.
Well now Eidos Montreal have released a statement regarding the restriction and have decided to remove it. In the statement Eidos said:
“It was never our intention to impact the enjoyment or experience of our fans and legitimate customers, and so we would like to offer our sincere apologies to those affected. We agree that removing restrictions on jailbroken devices is the right thing to do – we could have handled this differently, but we hope that you won’t stay mad at us.”
The store page for Deus Ex: The Fall has been updated with a notice to say the game currently won’t work on jailbroken iPhones and iPads, and the development team are currently working to remove the restriction as soon as possible.
It’s good that Eidos and Square Enix recognised this was not a good move, though why this restriction was put in the game at all has not been clarified.
Source: Eidos Montreal