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.