Ubisoft Including Always-On DRM in Driver: San Francisco PC Version

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Posted on July 27, 2011, Ron Whitaker Ubisoft Including Always-On DRM in Driver: San Francisco PC Version

Remember all the hoopla surrounding the decision Ubisoft made to include always-on DRM in Assassin’s Creed 2 on the PC? Remember how nice it was when they removed it? Well, get ready for the whole thing to crank up again. Driver: San Francisco’s PC version will require a permanent internet connection.

In a message on the game‘s official Twitter page, the DRM scheme has been confirmed. Maybe it’s just me, but does anyone think that Ubi’s lost their minds?

We knew that this DRM wasn’t dead. Heck, we were surprised when they pulled it from Prince of Persia. Of course, they also said that people would still pirate the game.

I’m sure they did, and I’m also sure that if challenged on this, Ubi will point to that as evidence that they NEED DRM. The problem is that DRM has never stopped piracy. All it does is inconvenience the people who are paying good money for the game. Of course, you’ll never convince Ubi of that, unless you just refuse to buy the game altogether. That’s the option I’ll be going for.

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