Duke Nukem Forever to use Steamworks DRM

Duke Nukem Forever to use Valve's Steamworks

If you’re looking forward to Duke Nukem Forever and are an avid Steam supporter it will please you to hear that Gearbox just announced they will be using Valve’s DRM mechanism to distribute the game.

This means the PC version will be tied to your Steam account, and naturally that means no Securom or other such bile. Gearbox Software made the announcement on their forums:

2K Games and Gearbox Software today officially announced that the PC release of Duke Nukem Forever will incorporate Steamworks.

What does this mean for you?

It means that regardless of where or how you buy Duke Nukem Forever on PC, your purchase will be tied to your Steam account, ensuring that you’ll always be able to install a copy of the game even if you lose your disc.

Nukem is hitting store shelves and download slots on may 3rd (US). You can pre-order from Amazon ($46.99).

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