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Mass Effect 2 will use Dragon Age DRM

Plus: PC system requirements revealed.

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EA has revealed that Mass Effect 2 will use the same DRM copy protection as Dragon Age: Origins.

This involves a rudimentary disc check and no online authentication, unlike the intrusive SecuROM program used in Mass Effect 1.

EA has also uncovered the PC Mass Effect 2 system requirements, which won't require a fortune to meet even at recommended level.


  • CPU: 1.8Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent AMD chip
  • GPU: 256MB (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support)
  • Memory: 1GB RAM for XP / 2GB RAM for Vista, Windows 7


  • CPU: 2.6+Ghz Core 2 Duo Intel or equivalent AMD chip
  • GPU: ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or better
  • Memory: 2GB RAM

Mass Effect 2 will be released on PC and Xbox 360 on 29th January 2010.

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