If MS is the one insisting on DRM I doubt they will make the Steam version DRM free. And if they do I would bet the more people talk about it the more likely it is MS will make them change it.
That was a semi-joke.
Edit- How can people blame them for choosing to use steam? Steam workshop is great for many games helps people easily access mods by the click of a button.. and is not only the biggest digital distribution service available. It makes perfect sense for them to use it.. since you know... 4 million people are usually on steam every day...
Because it completely violates the basis upon which they sought funding. A lot of us thought that we were funding a DRM free game, and it's morphed into a Steam only game where you have to use Steam to make the most out of it, and it's not available at all for people that don't buy during the finite period where it's being offered DRM free.
This shitstorm would never have happened if Steam was just an option that we had, making it effectively mandatory if you want to make the most of the mods that come along and mandatory if you want to buy post-Berlin DLC is something that's got people riled up.
Personally, I want my money back, I don't back DRM only games, if they want to offer a DRM version, I'm not likely to hold it against the developers, but I refuse to back games that only have DRM versions.
Wow, this is the saddest thread I've ever seen on this forum since I joined.
A small time dev is breathing life, not only in a world many loved and grew up with, but also in a genre that hasn't seen many good games in all. And what do they get? The spite and ignorance of a few people that obviously care more about their own little sensibilities than the success and well being of the developers.
And now they are giving away the DRM free version and
the Steam version. Making sure that all those high and righteous DRM free evangelists will also sell or give away their "second copy".
The vitriol spewed in this thread is showing why people no longer want to be associated with the term "DRM free". People who care so little about small time devs shouldn't humoured by them. Luckily (and ironically) thanks to DRM the devs and publishers are finally starting to realize how little "DRM free" means in actual sale numbers.
I hope this causes them to go out of business. They said they were developing a DRM free game and that's the basis upon which I backed the game. They've now made it DRM only if you want to make the most of the modding opportunities and people who don't buy during the limited DRM free window can't have it DRM free.
At least if they go out of business it sends a message to the rest of the developers not to fucking lie to potential backers about what the promises are. I would never have given them money had they not lied about the DRM aspect of the game. This wasn't just about me getting a DRM free game, this was about everybody having the option of buying it DRM free as well.
Honestly, I know that you're a lawyer and that lawyers have an innate lack of sensibility about these sorts of things, but ultimately they fraudulently solicited the funds. Doesn't matter whether they knew about the DRM early on or that they knew that MS could affect where the copies were sold, either way they should have disclosed that when we could get our money back.