Ah, online validation, a very important topic in the current era of video games but usually forgotten thanks to the fact that, at the moment, everything works very well, the industry is experiencing its best moment and the online support of the big platforms It is still active although with an inevitable but undefined expiration date. However, this type of practice by companies has several variants and it is not necessary to wait for the closing of operations of an online environment to experience it, as is happening with Diablo II: Resurrected.
Constant online validation for console games? It’s happening
According to information from the Twitter account “Does it play?”, specialized in everything related to online security systems, DRM and validations through the Internet in the world of video games, Diablo II: Resurrected on consoles it has a variant in terms of security system that prevents players from starting the title on consoles under certain conditions. In this sense, it refers to the fact that in the event that 30 days pass without the console connecting to the Internet, the game will not be able to start as it requires constant online validation, waiting to define the period in which this takes place. by Activision-Blizzard.
You cannot play Diablo 2 resurrected after 30 days of being offline, one of the first console games to feature check in drm.
It serves no real purpose and can be removed with hacks.
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— Does it play? (@DoesItPlay1) January 17, 2022
The information has generated controversy among the community because they consider that this type of practice should not take place at the console level since they have their own online validation processes that, although problematic in the future, are not as followed. In this case, the detail lies in the possibility that Diablo II: Resurrected operate through a constant validation system that may not generate problems today, but in the long term it will with everything and the possession of a physical copy.
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So far, neither Activision – Blizzard nor the development team responsible for Diablo II: Resurrected They have said something about it, but the players are asking for this validation system to be modified.
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