Mass Effect 3 Will Require Origin on PCNews
BioWare has recently confirmed that Origin will be required to play Mass Effect 3 on PC. In a forum post, BioWare’s Chris Priestly revealed that both the physical and digital copies will require “a one time, single authorization for the single player game” and that “there is no limit to the number of installs. Playing Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer will require a constant connection.”
In addiction, like many other recent EA titles, Mass Effect 3 won’t be available on Steam. According to Priestly, “Steam has adopted a set of restrictive terms of service which limit how developers interact with the customers to deliver patches and other downloadable content. We are intent on providing Mass Effect to the players with the best possible experience no matter where they purchase or play their game, and are happy to partner with any download service that does not restrict our ability to connect directly with our customers.”
Priestly confirmed that “users will be allowed to opt-out of Mass Effect 3 data collection from inside the game,” and refuted a question about Origin being spyware. “Origin is not spyware, and does not use or install spyware on users’ machines,” he wrote. “In order to allow Origin to install games and their patches for everyone to use, Origin implements a permission change that results in Windows, not Origin, reviewing the filenames in the ProgramData/Origin folder. This is an ordinary Windows function, not an information-gathering process.”
Mass Effect 3 is set to be released on March 6th. With all of this in mind to need to have Origin in order to play Mass Effect 3 on the computer, is this going to affect your decision at all in what you plan on buying the game for? Were you already planning on getting it for a console compared to the PC? Why, or why won’t this affect your decision? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear your opinion.