Ubisoft Not Done with 'Always Connected' DRM

August 12, 2010 -

While we were excited to report yesterday that Ubisoft wouldn't be using its horrible "always connected" DRM scheme for its upcoming strategy game RUSE, it looks like the company hasn't given up on it quite yet. Speaking to GameIndustry.biz, an unnamed Ubisoft spokesperson said that the company would continue using it on future PC games.

"We will continue to use the Ubisoft protection system for most PC games, said a spokesperson.

In case you've never played an Ubisoft PC title, the DRM works like this: In order to play multiplayer or even single player in a game you have to be connected to an Ubisoft server that validates your game. If you should get disconnected from the server, your game - no matter what you are doing in it - will quit or pause.

Of course there is always the chance that Ubisoft will see how well Steamworks works for them as a DRM protection system and eventually abandon its previous solution. Who knows.

Source: GI.biz

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Re: Ubisoft Not Done with 'Always Connected' DRM

You know what, Ubisoft isn't done with that bullshit DRM? I'm done with Ubisoft. Seriously, DRM or not, they have demonstrated they don't give two shits about legit customer's playing experience, I refuse to send ANY money their way. I hope they fail as a company.

Re: Ubisoft Not Done with 'Always Connected' DRM

i simply buy used (console titles) from'em and ignore payed DLC (its rarely worth it anyways, even if its included in the new copy its just filler more oft than not)

and otherwise not buy PC titles at all or attain free from a friend whome either gets tired of the game or fed up with the DRM :p

 

this way i get the game, and ditch paying them for it.

Re: Ubisoft Not Done with 'Always Connected' DRM

i may buy R.U.S.E just for the non-DRM standpoint as a statement probably.

despite i don't actually like the look of te game at all tbh.

 

but thats a "may" we'll see how it fans out post release.

Re: Ubisoft Not Done with 'Always Connected' DRM

Quick, everyone buy R.U.S.E!

 

Wait a minute, is this part of their master plan?

Re: Ubisoft Not Done with 'Always Connected' DRM

In case you've never played an Ubisoft PC title, the DRM works like this: if you buy the game, in order to play multiplayer or even single player in a game you have to be connected to an Ubisoft server that validates your game. If you should get disconnected from the server, your game - no matter what you are doing in it - will quit or pause.

If you pirate it, you won't have any problem at all.

Thus, the UbiShit DRM is only hurting legitimate customers. Bravo for Guillemot and company!

Re: Ubisoft Not Done with 'Always Connected' DRM

"If you pirate it, you won't have any problem at all."

Unless you get caught.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Ubisoft Not Done with 'Always Connected' DRM

 

Eisen, as much as I hate Ubisoft's DRM, but DRM comes with both good and bad.  But no matter how powerful DRM are, they'll are way a person can bypass DRM.  A lot of the DRM they use in game and yet game still get pirated, the DRM is not really helping. 

 

Re: Ubisoft Not Done with 'Always Connected' DRM

What the hell does that have to do with anything I said in the comment you replied to?

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Ubisoft Not Done with 'Always Connected' DRM

Which half of the time they don't.  This always connected DRM is pretty much hurting ton consumer, and it will probably hurt Ubisoft.

DRM in general is just bad.

Re: Ubisoft Not Done with 'Always Connected' DRM

Oh, I'd say it's significantly more than half.  Anyway, there's nothing wrong with DRM in principle.  Unfortunately, most DRM inconveniences the consumer while doing squat to prevent piracy which is exactly opposite of what it should be doing.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Ubisoft Not Done with 'Always Connected' DRM

More than half the time pirates get caught?  Really?  I think it's a significantly smaller percentage than that.  Or maybe that's what you meant, it's hard to tell with all the negatives and RE:s flying around.

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Re: Ubisoft Not Done with 'Always Connected' DRM

If you pirate it, you won't have any problem at all. - paketep

 

Unless you get caught. –AE

 

Which half of the time they don't. – Ashkihyena

 

Oh, I'd say it's significantly more than half. –AE

 

 

Andrew Eisen

 

Re: Ubisoft Not Done with 'Always Connected' DRM

You just had a huge gain of respect for not using your DRM in Ruse Ubisoft, don't blow it away by using it in other oc games.

http://www.magicinkgaming.com/

 
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