has revealed that Dragon Age: Origins
, the RPG developed as the spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate
, will not use the SecuROM system. The boxed/retail PC version of the game will use only a basic disk check and it will not require online authentication (thanks: Blues
). Dragon Age: Origins will introduce an innovative, scalable combat system, as players face large-scale battles and use their party's special abilities to destroy hordes of enemies and massive creatures. Players will develop their characters and gain powerful special abilities (spells, talents and skills) and discover ever-increasing weapons of destruction. Dragon Age: Origins will be available in the second half of 2009.