Crash Bandicoot’s sequels continue to emerge, reigning in the hearts of older generations of PlayStation players. Crash Bandicoot 4, which has been expected to arrive on PC for some time, debuted yesterday, and today the game’s DRM protection has been broken.
A few weeks before the game was released, it was announced that it would require an internet connection to play on the PC. Although the game has no multiplayer features, the decision to make this decision for DRM protection alone angered some players. The hackers’ intervention does not seem to be long overdue, the broken version of the game can be played without the need for an internet connection.
In the general opinion of Crash Bandicoot 4 players, Crash games can no longer offer ‘more’. Most people got to know this game with PlayStation 1 and 2, and the remastered version for PlayStation 4 was complementary. However, it is not normal to try to add new content to the game after this.
What is DRM protection?
DrM, which stands for “Digital rights management”, allows games to be played only under license. Developed in different ways, this system allows the game to be accessed only through a purchased license. Cyberpunk 2077, for example, did not have this protection and could be broken as soon as it came out. Red Dead Redemption 2 had this protection, so it took a long time to break. The Crash Bandicoot 4 PC version also had this protection, but it was able to break from day one. How powerful DRM protection is is up to developers.