The lights are on
Future PC titles from Ubisoft will no longer need to be always connected to the Internet.
“We have listened to feedback, and since June last year our policy for all of PC games is that we only require a one-time online activation when you first install the game, and from then you are free to play the game offline," said Ubisoft worldwide director for online games Stephanie Perotti in an interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun.
Assassin's Creed II was the first PC title from Ubisoft that required to be online, even when playing single-player. Ubisoft said this won't be the case for Assassin's Creed III.
“Whenever you want to reach any online service, multiplayer, you will have to be connected, and obviously for online games you will also need to be online to play," Perotti says. "But if you want to enjoy Assassin’s Creed III single-player, you will be able to do that without being connected. And you will be able to activate the game on as many machines as you want.”
[Source: Rock, Paper, Shotgun]
Good news. They should just hunt down and cut off the hands of the pirates
Looking forward to AC3 a lot more now!
Oh thank God....getting real old real fast
Good to hear about developers listening to its fanbase.
Though it'd also be cool if they could get better at not constantly delaying games on PC. One step at a time, I guess.
casue they where losing that money lol
Honestly, I didn't expect any of the big three developers to ratchet down the crazy. Color me surprised.
Awesomesauce, a step in the right direction.
Read this on reddit earlier today. Did you know that Ubi had a DRM for that city builder (Anno something or other) that used up one of your activations if you changed the graphics settings? WTF, man? I've got a few Ubi games from the Steam sales, but have yet to try them. Didn't know their DRM was so ass-backwards.
YES! Watch dogs here I come!
thank god. hopefully this paves the way for other idiot companies to follow. Ubisoft is starting to turn into my favorite developer/publisher.