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Ubisoft: DRM 'is a success'

Studio points to "a clear reduction in piracy" where DRM is used

Ubisoft is showing absolutely no weakness in its use and support of unpopular DRM measures, instead labelling its 'always-on' anti-piracy mechanism a success.


Ubisoft's DRM system, which often requires a permanent internet connection as long as players want to continue to play a particular title is the bane of PC gamers' life.

The company has emphasised that, as far as cutting down piracy is concerned, the system works.

Talking to PC Gamer, a Ubisoft representative said that the developer has seen "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".

The publisher first introduced its always-on DRM with Settlers 7. It has also featured in Silent Hunter V, Assassin's Creed 2, Brotherhood and recently From Dust and Driver: San Francisco.

[ SOURCE: PC Gamer ]