Ubisoft Calls Their DRM A Success

One of the ickier things about modern PC gaming is the creeping tendency to completely screw over players who don’t have access to the internet. I’m sorry, did I ‘screw over’? I meant totally encourage them to be online at all times for benevolent reasons, honest! The thinking is that by requiring people to be online in order to play their games, Piracy is reduced! And they’re right, because Pirates never continue trying to pirate when they’re slightly inconvenienced.

Truthfully, I’m not a fan of this kind of crap. It means you can forget about loading a game onto your laptop because the portability of the game is ruined. It also means you’re screwed if the internet goes out, or if you simply can’t afford to have a connection. And pirates alwys find a way to get around this kind of thing anyway. But Ubisoft is pretty pleased with themselves for requiring internet access for the PC versions of most of their recent games, and plan to continue that exciting trend with the PC version of the upcoming Driver: San Francisco. They spoke to PC gamer and had this to say about it:

[We Saw] a clear reduction in piracy of our titles which required a persistent online connection, and from that point of view the requirement is a success.

Good to know. Meanwhile, we understand that invasive, privacy-destroying porno-scanners in Airports have put an end to terrorism, so it’s really win win for everyone. Except for law abiding consumers of course.

Via PC Gamer.

Fair enough.

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5 Comments on Ubisoft Calls Their DRM A Success


On July 28, 2011 at 4:54 pm

One thing they forget to mention: A lot of their games lately have been crap and not WORTH pirating!


On July 28, 2011 at 5:46 pm

From what my sources are telling me you can download all there games from torrent sites with cracks already in place, it would seem there drm is useless as all the rest, even the people that buy there games use the cracks so they can play offline. I wonder if there really that dumb to believe its working for there benefit or if they are just talking aloud trying to taunt other gaming company’s into starting there drm projects back up.

Kyle W.

On July 28, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Well, I’d say the DRM’s a success. That is, when I can’t get multiplayer to work it cracks nice and easily (on the legitimate copy I got through Steam, which wouldn’t connect to Ubi’s server).


On July 29, 2011 at 2:46 am

i can say my drawing stick figures are success and should sell in finest galleries in world but does that make it sucess? no


On July 29, 2011 at 10:51 am

It’s funny they say that because one of my friends has the 2 AC games (2 and brotherhood). I know they are cracked (I dont know if they’re purchased) because I was able to start both of them without his college wifi crappy ass internet.