25 Mar

Earlier this month, a series of “attacks” on Ubisoft’s DRM / Authentication servers left players unable to play the recently released PC-version of Assassin’s Creed 2 or the submarine-simulator Silent Hunter 5. Since both of these games require players to remain in constant communication with one of Ubisoft’s servers, players were faced with interruption of service while these servers were either inaccessible or unstable for several days during these attacks.

As a form of compensation for this downtime, Ubisoft has sent out messages to users that were affected by the interruption of service. These messages include a code that can be redeemed for one out of four free games. The games available for free are the H.A.W.X. and Endwar (both from the Tom Clancy series), as well as Heroes over Europe and Prince of Persia (2008).

3 thoughts on “Ubisoft Handing Out Free Games After Server Downtime”

  1. At least they are trying to make it up to the gamers, and having the choice of four games is also a good idea.

    1. Yes and no. It is good that they are giving out free games to those affected, but they still have the crappy DRM in place that requires you to be connected online at all times whether it be on your end or theirs. DRM is hurting both developers and the PC platform.

  2. Alright, good move by Ubisoft, nice to see they are paying attention at least.

    ….wish I had gotten screwed over, I need a copy of Prince of Persia.

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