Final Fight: Double Impact was released released on the PlayStation Store two weeks ago and introduced a new digital rights management (DRM) measure on the PlayStation Network. However, they didn’t do a very good job of communicating the requirement to users until this week. Capcom issues an apology, not for the restriction, but because they didn’t do a good job of telling people that there was one.
The game requires users to be connected to the PlayStation Network at all times, even in single player mode. Even though the PlayStation 3 uses a licensing system to authorize the playback of games only on authorized consoles, Capcom and Sony have introduced extra measures to prevent game sharing.
The statement from Capcom said:
Typically, the notification for a required PlayStation Network connection appears in the full game description when a game is downloaded from the PlayStation Store. Unfortunately when populating this content this detail was overlooked and wasn’t included in the versions of the game that released in North America and Asia.