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Always on DRM will no longer be used by Ubisoft
For those of you who play Ubisoft games on your PC, it is time to rejoice! In an interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Ubisoft worldwide director for online games Stephanie Perotti confirmed that future Ubisoft PC titles will no longer require users to be connected to the internet in order to play those titles.
Perotti went on to say that “we have listened to feedback, and since June last year our policy for all of PC games is that we only require a one-time online activation when you first install the game, and from then you are free to play the game offline.” One of, if not the, biggest criticisms of Ubisoft’s restrictive DRM is that it required users to always be connected to the internet in order to play Ubisoft titles. This trend began with Assassin’s Creed II, and continued ever since then. However, Perotti has confirmed that, beginning with Assassin’s Creed III, that will no longer be the case.
According to Perotti, “Whenever you want to reach any online service, multiplayer, you will have to be connected, and obviously for online games you will also need to be online to play. But if you want to enjoy Assassin’s Creed III single player, you will be able to do that without being connected. And you will be able to activate the game on as many machines as you want.”
No, you are not dreaming. I can pinch you, if you really want me to.
Source: Rock, Paper, Shotgun