Ubisoft eases PC DRM (a little)
Gamers unstuck from web restriction
DRM checks on Ubisoft Games appear to have changed - gamers can now play titles like Assassins Creed 2 without a constant internet connection.
The DRM system, launched with Settlers 7 in March last year, required players to be netted-up the entire time in order to play. The changes mean these games no longer require a permanent connection, however still need one to validate the install each time the game is booted.
The change in copy protection was noticed by gamers on Reddit , who posted screenshots of Assassin's Creed 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction running without t'interweb.
To many, this may feel like a door-in-the-face move by Ubisoft, with original protection plans too extreme to work in the first place. Nevertheless it's good news for most, especially those stealing a flaky unlocked Wi-Fi signal from the neighbours. ®