Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 Reignites Capcom DRM Controversy

Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 hit the PlayStation Network just yesterday, but already some fans are crying foul. The game listing on the PlayStation Store (via NeoGAF) says, "Note: You must log-in to the PlayStation Network each time to play the game."


Capcom ran into a similar controversy last year with the launch of Final Fight: Double Impact, which had the same connectivity requirement in the PS3 version.

At the time, a user on IGN shared a purported response from Capcom, saying the move was to combat "rampant" game sharing on the PlayStation Network. The representative said putting the requirement in Final Fight was a way to "evaluate impact."

Since it's built to deal with a PSN issue, the Xbox Live Arcade versions of Final Fight and Rearmed 2 don't require a live connection. The game seems to only check for a connection at start-up, so a disconnect while playing shouldn't end the game prematurely.