DRM the reason for numerous illegal downloads of Spore?
The Evolution game Spore is regarded to be the most frequently illegally downloaded game of 2008.
Spore offended many gamers with its restrictive DRM system.
According to torrent statistics Spore has been downloaded about 1.7 million times since early September - more often than for example Crysis and GTA San Andreas together for the whole year. Even if EA assumes that not all copies are working the number of attempted downloads itself is very high.
The reason for this huge numbers is related to the DRM of Spore says Torrentfreak. The system only grants a limited number of three installations to the user in addition to the online authentication.
Gameplayer also supposes that the high number of illegal downloads has been caused by the DRM system. The people would have felt provoked by EA and thus would have acted accordingly.