Confirmed: Ubisoft's new PC DRM is out of control

5:20 PM on 02.17.2010

Nick Chester

Former Editor-in-Chief (2011)

Fire up the petition cannons -- PC Gamer has gone hands-on with Ubisoft's new DRM system that will ship alongside the publisher's future PC games, and it's redonkulous.

As already widely known, the DRM requires an Internet connection to even boot up Ubisoft's titles, including the upcoming PC Assassin's Creed II release as well as Settlers 7. But here's where it gets amazing -- if your net connection drops mid-game, you'll be booted out of your play session, losing all unsaved progress since the game's last checkpoint or your most recent manual save.

To repeat: You will get kicked out of your game. As PC Gamer points out, this would also apply if something wonky happened with Ubisoft's servers. Connection lost? Kicked out of your game. Local ISP has a temporary outage? Booted out of your game. Cat accidentally knocks over your modem? Hey, you were done playing anyhow, right?

PC Gamer has more details. So, uh, hey... what do you guys think?

Constant net connection required to play Assassin's Creed 2 on PC [PC Gamer Blog via Rock, Paper, Shotgun]

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Nick Chester

Former Editor-in-Chief (2011)
 
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