Modern gaming might have better graphics, but it has added many problems to the mix. Crash Bandicoot 4 launched on PC on Friday, a game that Tim really enjoyed despite some difficulty and pacing issues. However, the PC version has one new detail that is creating annoyance: it requires an online connection to play.
Crash Bandicoot 4 is on PC exclusively through the Battle.net app and the game has always-online DRM. The on the weekend, the login servers of Blizzard went down, meaning everyone who was trying to play a game devoid of any online features couldn’t play it.
Imagine a perfect run on a difficult level just ending because your connection had a speed wobble, or a login server decided to take a quick nap?
Look game companies, we get it, you want to use your own launcher or whatever. But the constant online checking to play games is really old now. (I’m glaring at you too, Epic Games Store).