The image above is what you’ll see if you try to play Deus Ex: The Fall on a jailbroken iOS device. A Reddit user posted the results of playing the game on his iPhone and others have confirmed the same behavior on their jailbroken devices. Apparently, Square Enix believes that anyone that jailbreaks their iOS device must’ve pirated the game.
The anti-piracy feature pops up during the tutorial in which the player must shoot some guards with a tranquilizer, making further progress impossible.
Update: Square Enix has responded by apologizing for not clearly stating that the game had this DRM restriction. They promise to remove the protection in a future update.
“We have not been clear in our communication earlier this week when we launched Deus Ex: The Fall. We did not state clearly that the game would not support jailbroken devices and so we will be switching this off via an update, so that all the supported iOS devices will be able to play the game in the near future.”
“We feel it’s the right thing to do in this situation and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. No customer should be out of pocket when we were not clear from the start, so we’ll get the game updated as soon as possible so that everyone who wants to play Deus Ex: The Fall can do regardless of whether their device is jailbroken or not. As soon as this update is live we will communicate this via the Eidos Montreal Community channels.”