Friday, April 25, 2014
Ubisoft Abandons ‘Always-On’ DRM for PC titles

Ubisoft Abandons ‘Always-On’ DRM for PC titles

According to a report on Rock Paper Shotgun, Ubisoft has ended its controversial “always on” DRM for PC titles.

The Assassin’s Creed publisher actually scrapped the idea months ago, but has only now made it official.

Said the firm’s worldwide director for online games, Stephanie Perlotti to RPS:

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.

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.

Before the drop of “always on”, PC gamers playing Ubisoft games would need to be connected to the internet even when playing the single-player portion of games, something that enraged many.

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  • nick

    FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    now all they need to do is stop releasing crappy console ports buggy as hell, and release them same day as console versions and they will be forgiven!
    so pissed AGAIN AC3 PC is releasing 1 month later than the console versions.
    sigh.