Ubisoft’s Always-On DRM is Dead, Thank God
Heck, even our own wardrox did a video on it back when he was alive.*
It looks like Ubisoft has seen the light and stated in an interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun that future releases will feature a one-time activation instead.
Ubi are still sticking to their story that the DRM worked as intended, while also claiming a 90+ percent piracy rate though.
I’ve always loved the absurdity of that argument. They won’t say how they came by that number, which game or games it is in reference to, or even which country or region it is from, but they expect it to be taken seriously. If I could get away with the same standard because that information is “confidential”, I’d tell every advertiser that we get 12 million pageviews a day and I’d fly to PAX on a private jet full of hookers and blow.
But I digress. Ubi’s shithead DRM is gone, hopefully for good.
*Editor’s note: wardrox may or may not be dead, but he hasn’t posted an article here in six months and I assume the worst.