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Rejoice! Ubisoft Has Given Up On DRM

I wouldn't bet my hopes on it, but you do need a haircut ya' hippie.

Ubisoft has recently announced that they have abandoned their DRM policies for pc games. Gamers will no longer need a constant internet connection to play singleplayer portions of their titles. All that is required on first install is a one-time acitivation which will allow you to re-download and install the title on as many machines as you want. Implementations of this have started as early as June of last year. Earlier this morning an interview with Stephanie Perotti, Ubisoft's worldwide director for online games, and Michael Burk, corporate communications manager, was published on Rock, Paper, Shotgun.

As awesome of news as this is, it still doesn't make me like Ubisoft. Don't get me wrong here, it is a great victory that pc gamers were able to get Ubisoft to stop being dumb and listen. Especially after finding out that pc sales only made up 7% of revenue in the last fiscal year. My loathing goes far deeper than just idiotic DRM. But that is a conversation for another time and another place. Also, don't foget to read the interview here.

How do you feel about Ubisoft's decision? Good, bad? Will this improve their reputation in the pc gaming world? Drop off your thoughts in the comments below.

posted 1 year 7 months ago

 I think this is a good thing. The DRM is just a waste of time and will hinder the gaming industry

posted 1 year 7 months ago

If only Valve would realize this. Steam gets in my way all the time.

In regards to ubi, that might help sales a little on the PC. But what would really help is if they started publishing games worth playing like they used to.

posted 1 year 7 months ago

 Steam doesnt make me any problems when my internet is down. The offline mode is enaugh to keep me occupied whenever it comes to it.

posted 1 year 7 months ago

 Sounds like you haven't had your net go down often enough. If steam crashes (which it often does), you will have no access to any of your steam games. I shouldn't even have to run their bloated client to play their games.

posted 1 year 7 months ago

 it doesn't REALLY piss me off, because more intensive games require a more powerful PC, meaning that it is planted, so you are nearly always connected to the internet. So I don't see how the internet DRM is a huge, mega inconvenience that stopped people from playing the games 99% of the time.

posted 1 year 7 months ago

 The inconvenience mostly came from the side of publishing house. Even if your computer can play the game and you have a strong connection at home, the quality of your experience is still dependent on how well their servers are set up. Ubisoft suffered from many problems with servers going down and horrible connection lag.

posted 1 year 7 months ago

 I think this is great and that other companies will hopefully do the same. It's a big pain in the ass if the internet is down or beng slow to have to rely on a stable internet connection in order to play a game. GOG has the right idea in my opinion just let us put the games right on our harddrive and play them with out having to be hooked up to another program and having the internet going. I'm all for this for sure and EA and all the other gotta straighten up.

posted 1 year 7 months ago

 doesnt sound like they completly took off the DRM but a hell of a good start. hey EA listen up here u stupid rEApers! 

posted 1 year 7 months ago

 this is good, but the damage is done PC gamers will be warry of you in the future also stop making shity PC ports of your console games

posted 1 year 7 months ago

 >stop making shity PC ports of your console games.

This 

And I hate DRM, It dosnt work and people need to move with the times ubisoft well done.