Electronic Arts has released a new update for the PC version of Crysis 3 that removes its SecuROM protection system. Crysis 3 came out in 2013 so it basically took the publisher almost 8 years until it removed it.
Electronic Arts most likely removed SecuROM since EA Play is now available on Xbox Gamepass. After all, Crysis 3 is one of the games that are currently available to Gamepass via EA Play. Thus, EA may also remove SecuROM from other/older games.
In Crysis 3, players return to the fight as Prophet on his quest to save mankind. Set in New York, the city has been encased in a Nanodome that has turned this once thriving metropolis into a veritable urban rainforest teeming with overgrown trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers.
“Seven distinct and treacherous environments become known as the 7 Wonders. This dangerous new world demands advanced weapons and strategies, including the enhanced Nanosuit which provides players a tactical advantage. In addition to the powerful Nanosuit, players wield the devastating Predator bow and cutting-edge alien weaponry to become the deadliest hunter on the planet.”