Chris Priestly, Community Coordinator at Bioware announced:

“We’re happy to announce that the boxed/retail PC version of Dragon Age: Origins will use only a basic disk check and it will not require online authentication. In other words, the retail PC version of the game won’t require you to go online to authenticate the game for offline play. We have chosen not to use SecuROM in any version of Dragon Age that is distributed by EA or BioWare.”

In addition, Priestly announced what everyone has been expected, since we are talking about EA: “a ton” of downloadable content to be ready after the release of the games, plus a reminder that the Dragon Age toolset beta has already been made available.

Dragon Age: Origins will be released this fall on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.