04 Jan

Following the launch of a new Digital Rights Management system back in March 2010, Ubisoft faced a lot of criticism from PC gamers as the new system required players to maintain a constant internet-connection while playing Ubisoft games, or risk losing non-saved progress if this connection was severed. However, without making an official announcement, Ubisoft seems to have removed this requirement for several games, including Assassin’s Creed II and Splinter Cell: Conviction.

The DRM system still requires users to have an active connection to the Ubisoft DRM servers at the time of launching the game, but as soon as the authenticity of the game has been verified, the user will be able to continue playing even if their connection is interrupted for whatever reason. It is unclear for what reason Ubisoft has made this shift, as it indicated last August that it would continue to use the DRM system for all future games.

3 thoughts on “Ubisoft Removes Connection-Requirement from DRM System”

  1. Well, this is sorta good news as they removed one layer of connection, but I still hate that you have to authenticate your game every time you launch it. Well I have AC2 on PS3 anyways so I don’t have to worry about that, but I hate the DRM that PC has, cause it is super annoying.

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