(Update: Issues have been fixed) Buyer beware: You can’t play Metal Gear Rising on PC without internet
PC version of Metal Gear Rising requires internet to work.
Today we’ve learned a bit of troubling news. Though the highly anticipated PC port of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has successfully arrived, it appears to have a nasty requirement.
This requirement is that you will have to stay online in order to play the game. Steam users have reported that the game won’t even start in offline mode. If you do begin the game, however, and you lose internet access at any point, you will be completely kicked from the game, forcing you to pick up from the last point you saved at.
There are currently two possible causes of this. It could be a glitch in the programming, or it could be DRM created by Konami. If the latter, it seems like they would mention that an internet connection is required either in the game’s description or system requirements, but taking a look at the Steam page reveals that nothing of the sort is mentioned at all.
We’ll update this article as we learn whether this is a glitch or DRM, but if you have flaky internet, you may want to pass on the PC game for now.
Update: Steve Key has posted on Twitter that the issues have been fixed. Users who downloaded the game before the fix was applied may need to uninstall and redownload the title.