Battlefield Drops SecuROM DRM

The Steam version of EA's Battlefield Bad Company 2 is about to get a new patch, and amidst the little tweaks and fixes is some welcome news: the game's SecuROM DRM software will also be uninstalled.

SecuROM has been a pain in the ass of every PC gamer since it first turned up a few years back, so every time it's rolled back should go down as a win for the little guy.

It's the latest in a series of moves by publisher EA, which has scaled back the influence of SecuROM in its PC games in recent months following the disastrous launch of Spore. Dragon Age never had it, Mass Effect's was removed, and now this.

Note, however, this applies only to the Steam version of the game. Guess EA felt Steam's own authentication routines were good enough.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC Patched; SecuROM DRM Removed from Steam Version [Shacknews]