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 Driver: San Francisco  DRM Requires Constant Internet Connection On PC

Driver: San Francisco DRM Requires Constant Internet Connection On PC

July 27, 2011 | By Kyle Orland




The PC version of the next game in Ubisoft's Driver series will require a persistent internet connection to run, reviving a former Ubisoft policy that drew ire from many fans.

A tweet from the official Driver: San Francisco twitter account confirms that the "PC version requires permanent internet connection" to play, in contrast to concurrently released Xbox 360 and PS3 versions which will be playable offline.

Ubisoft first introduced a policy of requiring a constant internet connection for "most" of its PC titles in early 2010, a move the company said was "what we think is the best way to deal with ... the big, huge, hairy problem" of piracy.

Fans expressed outrage over the move, with some even going so far as to organize a denial-of-service attack on the DRM servers, shutting down access to PC Ubisoft titles in Europe for one weekend in March.

The company scaled back the policy earlier this year, retroactively allowing PC releases such as Assassin's Creed 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction to be played offline for the first time.


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