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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:21 am
Post subject: New Ubisoft games must always be online

Why not? Everyone loves it when our crazy comments page numbers thing kicks in. Ubisoft have taken their senses and posted them into outer space. Responding to the public outcry for more draconian, inconveniencing copyright management, they have replaced Starforce and announced their new PC-only DRM system. One that requires you be permanently online in order to be able to play.

The attempt to sell this new system begins with what it doesn’t do. There’s no CD check, and there’s no installation limits. A good start. And then, GameSpy reports enthusiastically, it will support cloud saving. Well, I love cloud saving – it’s something Valve promised ages ago (although with sadly little movement since). When I choose to use it. Which with this DRM, the current reports suggest, you cannot.

The price we pay for not requiring the CD in the drive, and for being able to install a game we’ve legally bought on as many machines as we want, is to be permanently online when playing Ubi games. It will authenticate itself online each time you load it, and then save remotely every time you save. This is, to stress, a game perhaps bought in a shop. So from now on, beginning with Settlers 7, potentially all Ubi PC games will require you to check in with them to let them know you’ve started playing their game, and then tell them every time you save, send them all the data in doing so, and then say bye-bye when you’re done playing for that day.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:19 am
Post subject: Re: New Ubisoft games must always be online

While I can see some advantages here (Mostly for the game seller), I really don't like the idea of all online play and no offline mode. We seen that in some other games and while the game itself may be great, there's times when you want or need to do some private play without the hassle of logging into a server or perhaps time is an issue.

Of course, time will tell and if UBI's game sales drop, the people have spoken... Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:53 am
Post subject: Re: New Ubisoft games must always be online

So that will be similar as Eve-online?
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