Ubisoft not done with always-on DRM, afterall

Ubisoft’s always-connected way of doing DRM, contrary to a report from yesterday, hasn’t gone away completely; the company may yet make use of the controversial method in its future games.

After the discovery that Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Splinter Cell: Conviction no longer require constant online connectivity, it was thought Ubisoft may have ditched the loathed approach from all of its titles. No such luck.

A company spokesperson has told Shacknews that the DRM as-is may get patched out from titles already released, but that new titles may well still ship with it intact. In both cases, decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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