Ubisoft Doing Away With Required Internet DRM Policy?

     This should be welcomed news for PC gamers: it appears that a constant Internet connection is no longer required to play Ubisoft titles, according to reports picked up by PC Gamer.

     The anti-piracy measure, loathed by gamers, was launched earlier this year with SETTLERS 7, requiring players to be connected to the Internet in order to play Ubisoft games such as ASSASSIN'S CREED II and SPLINTER CELL: CONVICTION. Now, players are reporting that their games playing normally even without an Internet connection.

     Assuming that Ubisoft has had a change of heart, this is the company's first move away from restrictive DRM practices since it decided not to use the Internet-only DRM on the real-time strategy game RUSE.

     As PC Gamer notes, this seems to be a tentative step in the right direction.

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