Region-locking plan UPDATE
We’re aware of some discussion regarding the planned region-locking of boxed PC versions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and after careful review we have decided not to implement this in the UK/Europe/US/AUS. Please note, this plan only related to PC boxed games, and not digital or console editions.
The PC version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution is region-locked.
Please be sure to purchase a copy from your own region, otherwise you might not be able to register the game.
If you should not be able to register your copy due to a region conflict, please return the game to your retailer. Square Enix cannot offer assistance in replacing incompatible registration codes.
So what does this mean from people who got it from GMG and live in US/Canada?
*Moderator Edit* / Further info/updates
Please note: It was reported that Deus Ex on PC is region-locked to the UK only. Square Enix has confirmed that this is not the case. If you are ordering from outside of the UK, you will be able to play this on your PC.
Just a reminder for those just joining in, only the BOXED RETAIL copies are region locked. If you have pre-ordered a digital version, your key will be region free.
http://forums.greenmangaming.com/topic/434/?page=2Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Steam Key Region Locking
We have spoken to the publisher regarding their recent announcement that Deus Ex: Human Revolution would be region locked and they have confirmed to us that your Steam key will work regardless of what region/country you are in.
We have requested keys from the publisher and when we receive them, we will add one to your account.
You will be able to view your key by logging on to the Green Man Gaming Website, and viewing the download page for the game. This can be found under 'your games'.
Some misinformation happening, making those who have bought the game confused and worried unnecessarily? Many users are totally unaffected by this in any way shape or form. Those who have bought the UK box copy from outside the UK should be aware of region locks, as some online activated games get region locked. The Preorders thread Q&A's discussed this issue a while back and advised people to check before purchase.Originally Posted by RobertClarke
Q: Is this game doing one of the region locks? If I buy the U.K. version will I be able to play it on my USA xbox360?
A: Whether to lock the game or not is still up to publisher. For the 360 and Wii, region locks on these platforms have been used more frequently. PLEASE make the relevant enquiries to avoid disappointment.
Please note this affects PC BOXED RETAIL only. The region locking exists because they couldn't get all languages onto the DVD.
All languages are available to all activated players. You will need download the files for any language that's not on your disc. Steam handles this for you automatically when you change the language.
Q: I bought a RETAIL copy IN UK but I live OUTSIDE UK. Will I be able to ACTIVATE the game or not?
A: No. Can only activate the UK boxed copy in UK (includes Isle of man etc)Q: If I buy a boxed UK copy and activate it in the UK, will I be able to play it in other regions?
A: That's a most definitive yes.
Please also be aware of Steam's Licence Agreement:
You are entitled to use the Software for your own use, but you are not entitled to: (i) sell, grant a security interest in or transfer reproductions of the Software to other parties in any way, nor to rent, lease or license the Software to others without the prior written consent of Valve; (ii) host or provide matchmaking services for the Software or emulate or redirect the communication protocols used by Valve in any network feature of the Software, through protocol emulation, tunneling, modifying or adding components to the Software, use of a utility program or any other techniques now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose including, but not limited to network play over the Internet, network play utilizing commercial or non-commercial gaming networks or as part of content aggregation networks, without the prior written consent of Valve; or (iii) exploit the Software or any of its parts for any commercial purpose.