Ubisoft drops its intrusive "always on" internet DRM

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#1

Ubisoft drops its intrusive “always on” internet DRM.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/01/vpzFg.png[/newsimage]Ubisoft sold Assassin's Creed II, Splinter Cell: Conviction and other popular game titles in 2010 using the always on DRM that requires a constant Internet connection.  After months of complaints and annoyance, Ubisoft called a truce with customers and released a new update removing the always on DRM.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/ubisoft-drops-its-intrusive-always-on-internet-drm-38433/](http://www.myce.com/news/ubisoft-drops-its-intrusive-always-on-internet-drm-38433/)


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#2

It’s refreshing to see Ubisoft learn from its mistakes and realize that new strategies should be used to prevent piracy that don’t punish paying customers.

I will believe this when I see it… :rolleyes:


#3

I don’t get why companies spend so much money on R and D for the DRM. Whether its for video games, or movies, or music… it always gets hacked. The pirates end up with superior copies because the drm has been removed, and the ones who are affected by DRM the most are the paying customers.


#4

[QUOTE=Zod;2567565]I don’t get why companies spend so much money on R and D for the DRM. Whether its for video games, or movies, or music… it always gets hacked. The pirates end up with superior copies because the drm has been removed, and the ones who are affected by DRM the most are the paying customers.[/QUOTE]

ZOD like the companies care as long as they get the money…not until they start loosing market shares then they go like oh…we don’t know it would affect our bottom dollars…yeah right they already knew and give a (&(&( on the legit endusers complaints til those user went to another company then they come crying oh were sorry we bent you over and B()&) your A((* well change. That to me is to late and to little they already lost those consumers already. This is a symptom just like the Music CEO Industry they got greedy and forgot the consumers til the consumers went other places then they go after the very consumer whom was their customer base and get their BS tossed right back at them and then they cry fowl…what a bunch of pansies…They never learn do they???


#5

Is there an official announcement from Ubisoft on this? For all we know, it might only be a temporary bug in their system or something.