Retail copies of the PC version of the new Prince of Persia
game will be entirely free of any DRM or copy-protection according to Ubisoft employee and all-round nice guy Chris Easton, who confirmed earlier reports in a forum post
"A lot of people complain that DRM is what forces people to pirate games but as POP PC has no DRM we'll see how truthful people actually are,
" wrote Chris. "Not very, I imagine.
Chris did warn however that while the retail versions of the game were totally DRM free, downloaded versions may not be.
There is some concern however, especially given Chris' comments, that Prince of Persia
is being offered as something of a sacrificial lamb which Ubisoft may point to when it is pirated anyway - or are we just being cynics?
Ubisoft has previously drawn criticism for its use of the Starforce DRM system, which was used in the earlier Prince of Persia
games. After a number of petitions however Ubisoft dropped Starforce and has begun using other copy-protection systems.
If you're interesting in finding out more about the new Prince of Persia
game, which is really rather good, then you can check out our full Prince of Persia Xbox 360 review
for more information. The game is now available for the PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360, though the PC version was released later than the console counterparts.
What's your opinion on DRM systems like Starforce and SecuROM? Let us know in the forums
. Oh, and thanks to Spartan for tipping us off on this new story!