Ubisoft: 'PC DRM is a success'

Written by Joe Martin

July 29, 2011 // 10:54 a.m.

Tags: #driver-san-francisco #drm #from-dust #pc-drm #piracy #pirate #pirates #ubisoft #ubisoft-pc-drm-is-a-success #uplay

Ubisoft has labelled its controversial DRM strategy, which sees many PC games requiring a constant online connection, as a success despite negative reaction from gamers.

Speaking to PC Gamer, a Ubisoft spokesperson said that the publisher had seen a drop in piracy as a result of using the new DRM strategy.

'[There's been] a clear reduction in piracy of our titles which required a persistent online connection, and from that point of view the requirement is a success.'

Despite the supposed success of the system, however, Ubisoft has also told VG247 that the delayed PC version of From Dust will not use the always-online DRM.

Upcoming racer Driver: San Francisco will require a constant internet connection, however. As with other Ubisoft DRMed games, you'll be unable to play if you're internet goes down.

Ubisoft hasn't explained why some games will use the DRM and some won't.

Check out the latest From Dust trailer below, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.


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