Pirated versions of Ubisoft games don’t suffer from “always on” DRM
And if you consider the fact that many pirated games come with trojans pre-installed to steal credit card details, bank account details & etc… non-Ubisoft parties are being paid for Ubisofts work …
And as stated above … piracy is down, because interest in their products is down - likely because of the CRIPPLING drm.
If no-one is buying their product, no-one is playing their product online or otherwise … therefore there’s no word-of-mouth advertising … so pirates don’t give a damn about their invisible products.
Popular products are pirated, because they are popular, and some people can’t afford them, or have higher priorities.
Unpopular products are invisible, and no-one, neither pirates, want them.
Long Die Ubisoft