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Ubisoft's new PC DRM set up kicks you out of game if internet is not on

When publisher Ubisoft announced that their future PC games would have a new DRM set up we though it might have some potiential. Ubisoft said their set up would allow people to install their PC games on as many PCs as you wanted and that with their Ubi.com account sign-ups would eliminate the need for owning a CD disk of the game. Well, now we know the ugly truth and it really is bad news for PC gamers hoping to buy future Ubisoft products.

As reported on the UK PC Gamer web site, they have found that while testing review copies of the PC port of Assassin's Creed 2 they got kicked out of playing the game whenever they happen to lose their internet connection. Not only that, but they report, "All your progress since the last checkpoint or savegame is lost, and your only options are to quit to Windows or wait until you're reconnected."

This is, quite frankly, an affront to PC gaming consumers. Having a single player game like Assassin's Creed 2 have this kind of set-up just doesn't give off the right kind of vibe. This kind of DRM also cuts off people from playing a game like this if Ubisoft's servers go down. We hope to get a response from Ubisoft to see if they would at least allow single player games to be free of this requirement.

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