Crash Bandicoot 4, no network? On PC you don't play

Crash Bandicoot 4, no network? On PC you don't play

Crash Bandicoot 4

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time made its PC debut yesterday. However, the new Activision home title has not landed on Steam or Epic Games Store but on With a decidedly unusual anti-piracy DRM, considering the purely single player nature of the platform developed by Vicarious Visions.

Unlike the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X | S, Crash Bandicoot 4 versions: It's About Time on PC requires a permanent internet connection. The title is therefore not limited to an initial check to verify the connection and as reported on social networks at the exact moment in which the network closes the application. The disconnection screen has been published on Twitter and you can see how the client reacts thanks to the twitter present just below.

It is definitely a DRM to effectively prevent piracy. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is only the latest Activision game to have implemented this measure. Beyond Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, plagued by a bug that undermined protection, no other titles from the US publisher that appeared on have been hacked. In the platform, however, there is no type of online connection unlike other titles such as the Call of Duty franchise, Destiny and the recent remastering of Tony Hawk, so some comments consider the implementation of this measure excessive.

Crash 4 on PC has always online DRM. This is unacceptable, and only ends up harming legitimate consumers.

- RibShark (@RibShark) March 26, 2021

Activision is unlikely to remove this protection from Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. The publisher's philosophy is now quite clear: games available only on and DRM which obliges the application to always check online. Currently the title is available for purchase at 39.99 euros but if you are undecided you can read our review, published on the occasion of day one of the console versions: you can find it by reaching this address.

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time Requires Always Online On PC

The game has no online multiplayer.

Crash Bandicoot 4

Last year saw the new entry, the latest in a very long time, in the Crash Bandicoot saga. The game was quite a joy, maybe even the best entry in the series, at least far better than anything since the original PS1 trilogy. The game came to PS4 and Xbox One, but recently was announced to be coming to a variety of other platforms, including PC. That version is out now, and there is something that some may not particularly like.

As reported by DSOGaming, the game has now gone live. It’ll be exclusive to the launcher, and the game will be always online. This is despite the game being almost entirely single player, with the only multiplayer component being a local mode that just includes players taking turns doing runs. As of now, there is also no announced online multiplayer mode. It’s not a huge surprise, since Activision has had the same online-only requirement for a lot of recent PC releases, but it’s something to keep in mind.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is available now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch and PC.