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Remember when my good buddy Curtis Takaichi wrote up a news post about Ubisoft and their terrible plans for PC DRM? You know what I’m talking about, the DRM that requires your PC to maintain a constant Internet connection in order for you to play your game. Well after almost a year, the publisher has started to loosen up.

Now Ubisoft games (Assassin’s Creed 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction in particular) will no longer pause instantly if a connection drops out. It is important to note that you still need to be connected to the Internet when launching the game so that Ubisoft can validate the install.
While this may not be a perfect solution to the whole DRM situation, it is a step in the right direction. Now I can finally stop my boycott and give Assassin’s Creed 2 a shot.

What do you guys think about this? Are you more willing to purchase an Ubisoft game on the PC now that their DRM has changed? Did Ubisoft’s old DRM system deter you from picking up their games? Let us know what you think with a comment below.

Source: PC Gamer

  1. It’s still pretty lame, but a step in the right direction.

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