New DRM measures from Ubisoft detailed
A first-hand experience is recorded by the writers of PC Gamer magazine, results are worrying
Posted on Feb 17, 2010 - 7:03pm EST (Feb 17, 2010 19:03)
As reported a few weeks back, the new DRM measure introduced by Ubisoft claimed that it would require users to have a constant internet connection to enjoy their titles. While the idea was scary at first, there was hope that things could be implemented well enough for the average consumer to enjoy the experience.
Well, it appears that the rules set forth by the DRM are so harsh, that you are instantly booted from the game if the internet connection drops at any point of your play. As seen in the original article:
Could this mean that if the Ubi Master server is down, nobody will be able to play the game at all? Or will there be an offline alternative similar to Steam's Offline mode? It will be extremely interesting to see if this kind of extreme copy protection will affect sales, or prevent piracy as intended.