The Does it Play channel on Twitter warned that Diablo 2 Resurrected on consoles is looking to connect to the internet once in 30 days so the game can be played. If your console is offline for more than 30 days, Diablo 2 Resurrected cannot be played until you reconnect online.
You cannot play Diablo 2 resurrected after 30 days of being offline, one of the first console games to feature check in drm.— Does it play? (@DoesItPlay1) January 17, 2022
It serves no real purpose and can be removed with hacks.
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Such in itself is not a big problem, but games on consoles as a rule rarely use such protection. Diablo 2 Resurrected is one of the first of these, and as it can be played as a single-player game, some players claim that such protection is insane and unnecessary.
In favor of Diablo is the fact that the game does not have a physical release on disk. All those who buy the game buy it anyway while connected to the internet. A bigger problem would arise for the physical release of the game. Namely, buying a physical edition of a single-player game gives players control over which version of the game they want to play - for example, they can avoid automatic upgrades to the latest version of the game, which in some cases has its benefits. For example, The Last Guardian on the PS5 console runs at 60 fps, but only if you have a physical copy of the game.