Monday, 10 September 2012

News: Ubisoft Scraps "Always On" DRM

In what has to be one of the more excruciating interviews in recent memory, Ubisoft formally acknowledged that they have abandoned their "always on" DRM scheme.  According to Stephanie Perrotti, a director of online games at Ubisoft, the policy was discontinued in June of last year and has been replaced by the more common scheme of a single Internet verification check.  The interview conducted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun is informative on a number of levels, despite the attempts of the interviewees to obfuscate, deflect, and actively avoid any admission of responsibility.  However, one point of information that is not mentioned is whether Ubisoft will be working to patch out the "always on" scheme from titles released prior to June of last year.  More on this as it develops.