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]
Let's hope other companies follow suit. Maybe there is a video game God......
Thank God, Splinter Cell: Conviction had enough issues on PC, being unable to play while online was just really terribly unnecessary though.
Good maybe this will stop this crap from spreading to consoles.
And with that move they have increased their appeal.
Now this is a good change of pace.
When games have DRM, it honestly makes me wanna get my friend to just pirate it for me because I cant stand DRM that much. I'm glad they are taking it off.
better than before but your still screwed if you don't have that 1 time net connection so its still *** cause not everyone has net
This is fantastic news
Probably a pretty good idea.
Diablo 3, teaching publishers everywhere how not to make a game.
As someone that was going to hold out on AC3 till it was cheap because of how Ubisoft has been treating its PC customers, this has almost entirely ensured a pre order from me.
ABOUT TIME! All that DRM did was annoy paying customers and encourage piracy.
I hope EA have the same change of heart. Wait, what am I saying?!
thank *** for that. dumb ass ubisoft finally getting the picture.
thank you ubisoft for actually listening.