Interestingly I was watching a Did you know gaming video on Dragon's lair. (spoiler alert) That is related to this topic.
If your interested here a link to the video.www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL-mrZ…
For those too lazy or with bad internet.
In the video the games creators slipped a message for hackers to find. I don't remember what the exact wording was but it was along the lines of asking hackers to delay releasing the game early so they could have the money to make more games. It worked as the game didn't become available on the internet until a few months after it was released. That or no one was able to hack the game until months after release.
Now I do know that I'm going to get my digital life beaten by trying to link video game DRM and a tv show but asking the fanbase to be patient might be the way to go.