Steam Summer Sale Sullied by Ubisoft’s DRM Scheme

If you bought an Ubisoft game available as part of Steam's massive Summer Sale, you may experience what users are feeling right about now: angst and rage. Apparently some players who bought Ubisoft games have found that they cannot play them because of uPlay, the online service in charge of validating DRM in many of Ubisoft's titles.

But this isn't just isolated to Steam users with Ubisoft games – apparently the service is down for everyone – and because Ubisoft's DRM requires online verification, no one can play any games. The service was down on Sunday and judging by the 23+ pages of complaints on the Ubisoft forums, the problem has not been fixed as of this writing.

We'll update this story as more information becomes available, but ultimately this story is just another validation of the fact that online-dependent DRM schemes are bad for everyone involved. Thanks to Andrew Eisen for the tip.

Source: Kotaku

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