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]