From the article: Ubisoft and Game DRM
Ubisoft is among the latest to create a stir by implementing a DRM system for PC games that requires a constant Internet connection. The first games to use it are Silent Hunter 5 and Assassin's Creed 2. Unlike other forms of DRM, no disc is required in the drive, and there are no activation limits, but you must be connected to the Net at all times, even while playing single-player games. What do you think of Ubisoft's new DRM? Does it go too far? Share Your Thoughts
- I would never buy again ubi products,you can crack them for free. It's like 3 years since they start making ac mp and they haven't fix yet,it doesn't work for most people.
- —Guest AC fan
An Dangerous DRM
- While I completely Understand that UBI-Soft is looking out for its business interests by preventing the use of pirate versions of their products, however it seems to me that whoever is forcing the developers to include this software never went to business school. Repeat customers are far more reliable then random customers and with all the stirr they have caused they will loose so much custom it is untrue. Not only this by not providing customers with exact ports that the game will use, impossible to do since the game uses random ports, if a gamer uses a real firewall, ubisoft are asking that the computer open up and bend over for viral attacks. In addition ubisoft don't understand that they are forcing customers without constant internet access to do it. And finally Nero Burning rom have the right idea, requiring internet activation, and their software is considerably more expensive then ubisoft. I've said my peice and hope that the hackers manage to destroy the ubisoft servers f them
- —Guest Intelligent Gamer
Assassin's Creed 2
- I have been buying Ubisoft Products for a long time, but if Splinter Cell should be shipped with DRM, AC2 will be the last ubisoft product I bought. I can not express my frustration with this system a lot. Even though I own the game, I am actually contemplating to get a cracked version from the web, since it seems to run much smoother than the retail version. If a copy protection mechianism actually encourages users who bought the game to get an illegal cracked version of the game, something is definitely wrong. If I were UbiSoft, I would seriously consider shipping future products with DRM. If they do, they have lost me as a customer. And I am sure that I will not be the only one. This is particularly sad, since AC 2 would actually be a great game, if one could enjoy it.
- —Guest Hoffma