Just Cause 2 Uses Steamworks DRM

Joining the ranks of Supreme Commander 2 PC and Aliens vs. Predator PC, Avalanche's Just Cause 2 PC will be using Valve's Steamworks DRM.

"Just Cause 2 uses Steamworks all the way," Square Enix London Studios community manager revealed to Shacknews commentor acare84 through the magic of Twitter.

Steamworks integration means that developers can use Valve's digital distribution platform Steam for such features as matchmaking, automatic game updates, downloadable content, plus server-side save and setting storage.

However, said integration also means that Steam must be installed for the game to be played, which has caused rival digital distribution outlets to not sell such titles.

The explosion-filled action game grapples its way to PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 come March 23, with a demo offering 35 square miles of game world on March 4.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
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    March 1, 2010 3:39 PM

    I wonder if I can use the xbox 360 controller for this (I'm serious) as it could be a good couch game on HDTV

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      March 2, 2010 10:10 AM

      seems somewhat 100% likely you will be able to. it is a console game after all

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