The pre-order page for the upcoming PC release of Assassins Creed: Brotherhood appears to suggest the horrible DRM system many previous Ubisoft games have used, is getting the scrap.
The old system forced users to be logged into the internet at all times to play these games, even the single player campaign. This hasn’t gone down well with the PC community and there have been masses of complaints on this issue. It appears that Ubisoft have finally decided to scrap the old DRM system in favour of a new form of security.
On the steam page for Assassins Creed 2 the following note is placed in the description:
A PERMANENT HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION AND CREATION OF A UBISOFT ACCOUNT ARE REQUIRED TO PLAY THIS VIDEO GAME AT ALL TIMES AND TO UNLOCK EXCLUSIVE CONTENT. SUCH CONTENT MAY ONLY BE UNLOCKED ONE SINGLE TIME WITH A UNIQUE KEY. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 13 TO CREATE A UBISOFT ACCOUNT WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT. UBISOFT MAY CANCEL ACCESS TO ONLINE FEATURES UPON A 30-DAY PRIOR NOTICE PUBLISHED AT http://assassinscreed.com
The pre-order page for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood however shows no such warnings that the same system is going to be used. Steam may of course just not included the information, but there is always a chance that Ubisoft have listened to the complaints and will now implement a different system of protection. This would agree with the recent evidence that Ubisoft have started patching the DRM out of older titles. Keep an eye on JustPushStart for more information as it’s released.
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