Ubisoft ditches always-online DRM for PC games, No Activation Limit

The war has been won.

Posted By | On 05th, Sep. 2012

I have covered countless news where Ubisoft’s DRM policy was such a big annoyance to countless PC gamers across the world. But there’s an end to all that as Ubisoft has confirmed to RockPaperShotgun that they won’t use their always-on DRM again.

“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,” Ubisoft’s worldwide director for online games, Stephanie Perlotti said.

“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 Assassin’s 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.”

They still do a lot of things on the PC like delay games — most notably the recent Assassin’s Creed 3, but the good news is that it won’t have always-online DRM.


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