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Ubisoft Eases up a bit on their DRM


Source: Ubisoft Axe Draconian DRM > News on Games Gaming > Tech2.com India

Remember that annoying DRM Ubisoft had forcefully implemented with their PC games? The one where you had to stay connected to the internet 24/7 to save your game’s progress? You’ll be glad to know that they’ve finally decided to drop it from their games since it ended up being a lot more problematic for legit customers – as expected.

It turns out that most of Ubi’s games that shipped last year with the Draconian copy protection like Settlers 7, Assassin’s Creed II and Splinter Cell Conviction were pirated to no extent totally negating its presence. It in fact turned out to be a real pain in the family jewels for customers who didn’t have a stable internet connection as they weren’t able to save their games in peace.

And now according to PCGamer, it seems Ubisoft have learnt their lesson as their forthcoming games will require an internet connection, but only during boot up as part of a validation process. Once that’s done, they’ll work just fine offline.

At the risk of sounding politically incorrect I'm going to send out major props to all the guys who pirated Ubi's PC games last year.

However, the DRM would still check for authenticity of the game everytime the game is started up.
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