Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time requires an always-online connection on PC

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By Dom Peppiatt,
Sunday, 28 March 2021 11:50 GMT

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time has launched on PC, however upset followers have discovered the Battle.internet launcher requires an always-online connection.

After launching on PS5, Xbox Sequence X/S and Nintendo Change a few weeks in the past, Crash Bandicoot Four lastly launched on PC this week – however there’s a catch.

The PC model of the title launched completely on Battle.internet on March 26, and gamers desperate to attempt the sport on the platform have discovered it must be completely related to the web (commonplace observe for something that launches via Battle.internet).

Not like different Battle.internet video games, although, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is native: you may both play in single-player or native multiplayer – there aren’t any on-line play choices.

Frustratingly, gamers have been complaining that login errors are forcing the sport to shut, inflicting gamers to lose progress (thanks, Eurogamer).

Worse but, there’s no promise that gamers that buy the sport will be capable of play it in perpetuity, with an announcement over on the product web page noting: “Activision makes no assure relating to the supply of on-line options and should modify or discontinue these at its discretion with out discover.”

A cursory take a look at gaming boards, social media, or devoted subreddits reveals you that there’s widespread disappointment and anger directed at Activision. A very damning Resetera thread highlights that – two days in – the sport’s DRM has already been cracked, and now ‘pirates get to have a a lot better expertise than prospects‘.

Crash Four debuted in October of final yr for PS4 and Xbox One after years of anticipation, however in our Crash Bandicoot Four overview, we mentioned that the sport didn’t “fairly reside as much as its crate expectations.”

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