Occasionally, when launching the game Steamworks DRM will fail to connect with the game, preventing the game from loading. If this happens please follow these steps.
The most common solution is to ensure that the steam client is running, and then launch the game directly through it.
If that does not solve the issue then rebooting the computer may help.
Some users have found that Bad Sectors can be linked to this issue, following this guide can help you to find out if your drive contains bad sectors.
If this is the case for you, you can try this guide on how to solve this issue. We do not recommend attempting this without advanced knowledge of the Windows Operating System
A possible, albeit sub-par, workaround is to play the game with Steam in Offline Mode.
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