From Dust PC DRM Saga Continues As Steam Offers Refunds


Posted August 24, 2011 - By Adam Rosenberg

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You might not know this if you only game on your console, but Ubisoft's PC release of Eric Chahi's God-sim From Dust has been slightly... problematic. The game's DRM requires an always-on Internet connection despite the fact that it is a solo experience.

The consumer backlash has been loud enough to prompt Ubi to patch out the requirement (still a couple weeks away), but many continue to shout for a refund. As a result of this, the publisher has authorized Valve to issue refunds to Steam customers who are dissatisfied with their purchase. 

The word comes from Rock Paper Shotgun via Steam users, who report that Valve e-mails are offering a refund as an option if "you don't want to wait for the patch or if you haven't played the game." It's truly a shame how all of this went down, as From Dust is actually a solid game. Unfortunately, DRM isn't the only thing players are complaining about.

I haven't tried it myself, but the PC version is apparently not the best port around, with many complaints directed at its problematic controls and absence of graphics settings. If it's more than just the DRM bringing you down about the PC release, this refund offer might be a good option to explore.

From Dust PC DRM Saga Continues As Steam Offers Refunds


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