‘DRM vital to our business’ says Ubisoft

Posted By | On 16th, Apr. 2010

Ubisofts creative director Maxime Béland has told VG247 in an interview that DRM is vital to the developer’s success.

He said that the heavy DRM now attached to new Ubisoft releases is helping the company to continue to develop “creative and innovative games”. 

“We consider that protecting our PC games is vital to our business,” said Béland, “and will allow us to continue investing in the development of creative and innovative games on the PC platform.”

The DRM, which forces gamers to be online while they access any part of the game, has sparked controversy among the PC community. It was also thought that a withdrawal of Silent Hunter V and Assassins Creed II from Steam was due to the issue- in fact it was just down to an unrelated business decision.

Steam said,

“The games listed are available for sale in all other countries on STEAM. The fact it is not available on STEAM UK has nothing to do with the DRM but is linked to a local business discussion between Ubisoft and Steam in UK.”

The restricting technology has again come under fire recently when it emerged that Splinter Cell would be delayed for the PC until April 29- which again, Ubisoft claims, is unrelated to DRM.

Read the full interview here at VG247.


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