Contributed by: Jeff Rivett (site admin) Thursday, September 06 2012 @ 05:24 AM -08
Apparently, Ubisoft has dropped the always-connected requirement for its future PC games[*1] . It's difficult to be certain of the motive for this welcome change, but the recent public backlash against the UPlay DRM probably had something to do with it.
Whether this is an attempt to stem the tide of negative publicity, or a genuine rethinking of DRM policies, remains to be seen, but the full Sep 5 RPS interview with Ubisoft execs[*2] seems to show that opinions are divided. In any case, it is encouraging to hear that at least some of Ubisoft's management has finally realized that DRM is ineffective at preventing piracy, and only serves to annoy paying customers.