05
Jan
11

Ubisoft DRM reduced but still present

Splinter Cell DRM - playwisegaming-comUbisoft quietly removed their highly restrictive PC-only digital rights management system from “Splinter Cell: Conviction” and “Assassin’s Creed II” on Jan 1 and claims that from now on the DRM will be used on a case-by-case basis.

The DRM, which has been widely despised among gamers, requires a constant connection to Ubisoft’s servers and, if interrupted, will instantly kick players from their games until they can reconnect.

 

For both “Assassin’s Creed” and “Splinter Cell,” now players need to connect to the server only once for validation and will then be able to play whether or not they have a consistent connection.

Given that Ubisoft’s servers have been plagued with problems, full removal of the DRM might have been a better choice. However, the DRM has done nothing to deter pirates, considering both of these games have been hacked and playable for months.

Gamers who actually buy Ubisoft titles will have to deal with the hassle of a reduced, yet still present, Internet-enabled DRM scheme while millions of pirates continue to play for free — thanks Ubisoft!

Image Credit: Ubisoft
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