Today publisher Ubisoft unveiled its new solution to DRM on the PC. The new DRM will not rely on CD checks or installation limits, but rather a simple online authentication that features a ‘cloud’ service that stores saved game online.
The one draw back to Ubisoft’s new system is that you must authenticate every time you wish to play a game. That means there is no offline support.
Brent Wilkinson, Ubisoft’s director of customer support, stated, “We think most people are going to be fine with it. Most people are always connected to an Internet connection.”
The new DRM system will make its debut during the closed beta test of Blue Btye’s city-builder The Settlers 7.
I don’t know how I feel about this. At first I was thinking that Ubisoft was shooting itself in the foot by eliminating offline play. After thinking about it for a bit, I realized that I never am offline. What do you guys think? Is offline playable a major concern for gamers now a days?