BioScandal Dwindles: Levine Promises Eventual Removal of DRM, Ends Betrayaltongate 07

By Chris Faylor, Aug 24, 2007 3:47pm PDT Continuing this morning's progress towards resolving Aspect Ratiogate 07 and DRMgate 07, BioShock creative director Ken Levine has informed Joystiq that the game's oft-criticized SecuROM copyright protection will eventually be removed.

"At some point we'll move back from online activation," Levine stated. "If people want to play BioShock ten years from now, they'll be able to play it." Based on his wording, it's presumed that SecuROM activation will be disabled when retail sales of the game are no longer a pressing factor.

Levine then ended the brewing Betrayaltongate 07 scandal, conclusively vowing that there is no PlayStation 3 version of the Xbox 360 and PC game. "I promise you, there is no secret plan about the PS3 that we're keeping from people," he said. "There's no PS3 development going on that we're hiding."

As for the PS3 mention in one of the demo's configuration files? "There's lots of stuff that gets into game code," explained Levine. "Plans change over time and we got an exclusive deal with Microsoft. We were keeping our options open, maybe it comes from back then?"

Levine offered no comment on the status of Contestgate 07, which sees Shacknews giving away numerous BioShock-related goodies in exchange for amusing illustrations of Big Daddy's day off.

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  • I really don't get all the Shack-hype rage over this.

    Widscreen never really hindered or helped me. It'll be nice if I can see 'more', but I'm not going to win or lose the game any faster or slower with it.

    And DRM's have existed for ages. Hitches and problems with them come with the territory. Most of the problems with this game isn't even that horrible. You can install up to 5 times, and just have to make sure you uninstall them before you do something else. This isn't rocket science.

    It just feels like nerd rage has unleashed to it's full super saiyan level.