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Ubisoft finally ditching their always-on DRM

PC gamers rejoice

Ubisoft has admitted that they are calling time on their notorious always-on digital rights management system for the PC.

Their introduction of the always-on DRM system has been controversial and has had many PC gamers up in arms over the system which at its worst not only forced gamers to be continually connected to the internet while playing Ubisoft titles but also to save their games remotely on Ubisoft's servers rather than on their own computers.

The French publisher/developer has now rolled back on the requirements of the frankly invasive DRM. Their worldwide online games director Stephanie Perlotti said, "We have listened to feedback, and since June last year our policy for all of PC games is that we only require a one-time online activation when you first install the game, and from then you are free to play the game offline."

She continued, "Whenever you want to reach any online service, multiplayer, you will have to be connected, and obviously for online games you will also need to be online to play. But if you want to enjoy Assassins Creed III single player, you will be able to do that without being connected. And you will be able to activate the game on as many machines as you want."

Thanks Rock, Paper, Shotgun.

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