Featured Articles

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

The day has finally come and it appears that most rumors were actually spot on as Apple has now officially unveiled…

More...
CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich just kicked off the IDF 2014 keynote and it started with a phone avatar, some Katy Perry…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 06 September 2012 09:22

Ubisoft kills always on DRM

Written by Nick Farrell

ubisoft logo

Wakes up and smells the coffee

Ubisoft has decided that it will no longer use their controversial “always-on” DRM.

Apparently they scrapped in months ago and forgot to tell anyone, but from now on it will only require a single online activation after installing, with no activation limits, nor limits on how many PCs it may be activated.

Ubisoft’s worldwide director for online games, Stephanie Perotti said that the company listened to the feedback and decided that DRM was not worth the flaming. The method did not allow launching games without an internet connection, and if your connection dropped at any point, the game would instantly stop, often losing progress you may have made.

Until now Ubisoft seemed clutching on to its DRM for dear life which is why the climb down is a little odd. The company has also made some historically silly comments about software piracy, which it has never really quantified.
Still it is good news for users and maybe some other publishing houses will also wake up and smell the coffee.

More here.


blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments