Ubisoft Removes Constant Net Connection DRM from Games
There was a bit of an (understandable) uproar when Ubisoft rolled out a DRM system that required you to always be online to play the PC version of games like Assassin’s Creed 2, and Splinter Cell: Conviction.
Some Reddit users are now reporting that you no longer need an always-on connection to play Ubisoft’s games.
As you may recall, in previous DRM implementation, anytime the net connection was lost, the game would automatically pause. Now, it seems that you only need to have an active net connection when starting the game, and losing your connection while playing will not affect gameplay.
This is a step in the right direction, but it’s still a little much. Having to be online whenever you start a game removes the option of playing in some places, such as on airplanes, or during internet outages. Hopefully, Ubi will move in the direction of a Steam system that requires you to validate the game, but also allows an ‘Offline Mode’ option.