hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

DRM fun: Several legit Ubisoft games will break next week

Feb 02 // Jim Sterling    @JimSterling

Thanks to Ubisoft's insidious "always-on" DRM, legitimate copies of several Ubisoft titles will be unplayable next week. The publisher is shifting its servers, which would usually only affect multiplayer games, but will instead cut off access to a number of single-player titles that require Orwellian checkups via an Internet connection. 

The affected PC games are HAWX 2, Might & Magic: Heroes 6, The Settlers 7. Those using a Mac will be unable to play The Settlers, Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell: Conviction. Most other games will have their online modes unreachable for the day, although Just Dance 3 and Driver: San Francisco are said to be unaffected.

It's one of those problems that might not be a huge deal on its own, but is thoroughly unacceptable for the fact that it's a problem entirely of Ubisoft's own make. The DRM never needed to be there, so this is an issue that has no justifiable reason to exist.

Being unable to play a single-player game because servers are down is just a ludicrous scenario. 

Assassin's Creed, Might and Magic, Settlers unplayable during Ubisoft server switch [Eurogamer]


 BLOG A RESPONSE



Jim Sterling // Former Reviews Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure JimSterling Tips
Destructoid reviews editor, responsible for running and maintaining the cutting edge videogame critique that people ignore because all they want to see are the scores at the end. Also a regular f... full profile | More staff profiles

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

Get comment replies by email.     settings



Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our comment moderators

Can't see comments? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this. Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your security software's whitelist.

advertisement:

1313 PEOPLE ARE READING:



Back to Top