Ubisoft’s always-connected DRM killed quietly

It seems someone at Ubisoft made a simple New Year’s resolution: stop doing something that gamers hate. Well, there’s nothing gamers hate more than DRM, so thankfully Ubisoft has made a step in the right direction by no longer requiring a constant internet connection to play games such as Assassin’s Creed II and Splinter Cell: Conviction.

It used to be that in order to enjoy (read: play) these games, one needed to be constantly connected to the internet. According to PC Gamer UK, that no longer seems to be the case. Referencing pictures submitted to the social media site Reddit, it seems gamers were able to play the games without a steady internet connection.

However, you will still need an internet connection to validate the game’s authenticity at startup. So while this may not seem like a big deal to those with good internet anyway, those of us with spotty wireless can breathe a collective sigh of “oh sweet mercy, thank you”.