Ubisoft has relaxed its Driver: San Francisco DRM following negative consumer feedback.
PC gamers will no longer need a persistent internet connection to play the game, although the title will still require a single online activation.
"We've heard your feedback regarding the permanent internet connection requirement for Driver and have made the decision to no longer include it," the publisher said in a statement to Rock Paper Shotgun. "So this means that Driver PC gamers will only need to sign in at game launch but can subsequently choose to play the game offline."
Driver was originally scheduled for release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on September 2 in Europe, but the PC version was delayed until September 27.
Ubisoft released 64 new Driver: San Francisco screens earlier today.