DRM is here to stay because PC gamers are notorious for thinking that there leet haxxor pirating skills don't affect the standard economic model. Civilization X will be sold and distributed mentally via Vivendi-Activision-EA-Valve's HiveMind (tm) platform. The off-line version will be distributed by nanobots that are dissolved in nasal sprays that you apply straight to your frontal cortex. In fact, using a time machine, I have a rant post from 25 years from now. Spoiler : Goddamnit, Firaxis, I refuse to inhale this game!