The official word from EA is that “Command and Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight” “has no DRM,” but messages showing up in the game seem to indicate otherwise. Ubisoft irked some players with its “Assassin’s Creed 2″ software that requires users to check in with servers periodically, but game statuses in that case are at least preserved until a connection can be re-established. “Tiberian Twilight,” meanwhile, will not do your unsaved progress the same honor.
Any progress after a momentary lapse in Internet connectivity will result in a loss of progress since the last time you saved, according to PC Gamer. The most frustrating part about the report seems to be that the game will not give you a grace period where it tries to reconnect before effectively terminating your session.
The other big concern is that EA doesn’t have a standing commitment right now for how long they intend to keep those life-giving servers up and running. Since they’ve already shut down servers for 2008 and 2009 titles like “Mercenaries 2″ and “Lord of the Rings: Conquest,” a little boost in consumer confidence from EA’s side would be welcomed on this front. I played “Red Alert” and “Tiberian Sun” for well over a couple of years after they first came out. It would be a shame if that’s not possible for the latest sequel.
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