Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on Mac is No Longer Playable Due to DRM Issue

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on Mac is No Longer Playable Due to DRM Issue

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is now unplayable on Mac due to a DRM issue caused by the port's developer shutting down.

DRM, especially the always-kind, has been a major point of contention for gamers recently, whether it be due to its reliance on possibly poor severs (in SimCity’s case), or the fact that if its servers shut down, the game is no longer playable. The most recent victim of the latter appears to be the Mac version of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, which is now unplayable to its owners.

This problem was first discovered by Reddit user tryingtowakeupnow, who booted up the Mac version of the 2013 action game for the first time recently, only to receive the following error:

MetalGearRisingRevengeance[3771]: regapi failed: 6
MetalGearRisingRevengeance[3782]: regapi failed: 6
TNGLauncher[3781]: Couldn’t open application: 6
MetalGearRisingRevengeance[3798]: regapi failed: 6
TNGLauncher[3797]: Couldn’t open application: 6

Apparently, this was a DRM system implemented by Transgaming, the developer of this port. Unfortunately, Transgaming has since shut down, as have the servers the in-game DRM on Mac attempts to reach out to. This leaves Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance unplayable on Mac, even to those who have bought the game legally, as it doesn’t look like Konami is planning on fixing this issue anytime soon.

It is currently unknown if this impact other Transgaming Mac ports. Since this news broke, Valve has officially removed the Mac version of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance from Steam so people don’t accidentally buy a game during this Steam Sale that doesn’t even work due to DRM.

It’s alway unfortunate to see great games like Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance get sullied by faulty DRM, but hopefully this serves as a warning to both consumers and developers. If you want to play Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, you can still do so without any problems on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.