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Ubisoft Drops Always-On DRM For PC

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Posted September 5, 2012 - By Stephen Johnson





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Game publisher Ubisoft have decided to drop its much-hated "always on" DRM for PC games. No longer will Ubisoft PC games force you to maintain an internet connection during your entire playthrough. Instead, the new Ubisoft DRM will check the legitimacy of your software one time, when you install it. After that, you're free to turn off your modem, pull out your ethernet cables, play on an airplane, and otherwise use the product you bought however you like. You'll also be able to install Ubisoft games on multiple machines.

According to Ubisoft's worldwide director for online games, Stephanie Perlotti, the company made the change after considering the opinions of its player-base. --Read More--

“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," Perlotti said. 

“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," Perlotti said. But if you want to enjoy Assassin’s Creed 3 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.”

SourceRock Paper Shotgun

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