Ubisoft To Make Emergency Changes to PC DRM

Several weeks ago PC Gamer had an opportunity to preview Assassin’s Creed 2 for the PC and discovered a troubling problem: if an internet connection was lost while playing the completely single player title, the game would revert the player back to his previously saved checkpoint when the internet connection was found again.

Even more anger-inducing to both PC Gamer and to millions of PC gamers around the world is the fact that Ubisoft’s DRM measures intended to prevent piracy require a constant internet connection to play the game, essentially meaning that certain gamers won’t be able to play a single-player title. It’s yet to be seen whether college internet connections that hide behind firewalls could prevent gamers from being able to stay connected to the service, and of course, there are many gamers who live in areas where they don’t have a constant internet connection, and as almost everyone is arguing, shouldn’t have to in order to play Assassin’s Creed 2 and other Ubisoft titles.

Ubisoft reportedly has upgraded Assassin’s Creed 2, which has yet to be released for the PC, to v1.01. The new update will allow gamers to continue exactly from the point when the connection quit out, at least saving some frustration.


Source: Ubisoft