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Harebrained Schemes releasing DRM-free versions of Shadowrun Returns

Following a new agreement with Microsoft, Harebrained Schemes will release DRM-free versions of its Kickstarted tactical role-playing game, Shadowrun Returns, and its future DLC, according to an update on the game's Kickstarter page.

"Thanks to a new agreement we were able to negotiate with our partners at Microsoft, Harebrained Schemes is pleased to announce that we are now able to release fully DRM-free versions of Shadowrun Returns and future expansions such as Berlin," the update stated.

According to the announcement, players can use the game's editor, download all game patches, as well as download and play user-generated content from third-party sites such as Nexus. Harebrained will provide ongoing support to the DRM-free versions of Shadowrun Returns and Berlin DLC.

Shadowrun Returns for Windows PC and Mac was released July 25 on Steam for $19.99 and Linux support was rolled out with patch 1.1 last month. iOS and Android tablet versions launched in September. Hairbrained revealed today that it is currently working on bringing Shadowrun Returns to GOG.com.