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Ubisoft scales back 'always on' DRM for some titles

By Jos
Jan 4, 2011
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  1. Ubisoft caught some serious flak from the gaming community last year over its controversial DRM scheme, which saw some of its titles requiring constant authentication with the company’s servers in order to play them – even in single player mode. Even more so gamers were up in arms when those servers inevitably crashed and kept many customers from playing legally purchased copies of games such as Assassin's Creed 2 and Silent Hunter 5.

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  2. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Guru Posts: 493   +23

    DRM is still a massive waste of resources. To be truly effective you have to punish your honest customers, and if you are willing to do that then you don't deserve customers.
     
  3. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    i don't really understand whats the point of this DRM ..

    - the games still got cracked
    - people still download them and play
    - legit players used cracks to get rid of the DRM

    .......... stil fails
     
  4. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    There's probably a fat-cat in a suit sitting in a plush leather chair in the corner office of some high-rise building mandating the DRM on all the released titles just because his brother-in-law sells the DRM software. It is selling because this is what customers want, so the only logical conclusion is that it must benefit somebody in the business.
     
  5. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    so true i lol'd xD

    to be honest if the game makers listened to the gaming communities thy can make wayway better games and wayway more honest players and a real honest fans..

    fail.. money money money
     
  6. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    I'm leaning towards angry gamers burning the servers. Not them "choosing" to remove it :p.
     
  7. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    DRM it's just a piece of junk, They should problably sell the PC version over Steam, maybe that way it could get better for customers, maybe not for the brother in law.... Lol
     
  8. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 830   +54

    Don't know if it had much to do with it but there was a large thread boycotting the game on steam when it was on sale because of the intrusive DRM. Could be coincidence.
     
  9. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Guru Posts: 435   +24

    All DRM did was delay the game to be in pirate bay for about 2 months before cracked version came up.How do these geniuses come up with brilliant ideas like DRM such waste of money & damage of reputation among gaming community.
     
  10. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    2 months ? lol not even close

    2 months till thy got a proper all in 1 crack

    but in less than 2 weeks people used a virtual DRM server with multi value.db and every body was playing and having fun
     

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