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Ubisoft Plans Mandatory Online Authentication

Ubisoft is going to require an internet connection to Ubi.com to play its PC games as it looks to protect games from piracy, reports GameSpy, where they offer details on the plan, which they liken to Valve's online authentication through Steam. This will also involve online saved games handled through the cloud and unlimited activations: "If you own a hundred PCs, you can install your games on a hundred PCs," explains Brent Wilkinson, Director, Customer Service and Production Planning at Ubisoft. They asked if Ubisoft was concerned with potential backlash from gamers concerned over being required to be online to play, but Wilkenson seems unconcerned: "We think most people are going to be fine with it. Most people are always connected to an Internet connection."

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21. Re: Ubisoft Plans Mandatory Online Authentication Jan 26, 2010, 12:49 Creston
 
It's a good thing Ubisoft doesn't make anything interesting anymore anyways.

I can handle an authentication scheme that requires a one-time authentication, or one that has an offline option, but having my savegames somewhere else than my local HD is utter fucking bullshit. (not to mention that on my magnificent 256k up, saving would take five fucking minutes on the average game.)

I can already see some griefer deleting everyone's savegames for fun, and Ubisoft going "yeah, that sucks. Guess you all get the joy of starting over!"
And then two years from now, Ubi decides to go EA and stop "supporting" that game, which means you could never play it anymore, since you can't save. Fuck this crap.

Bye bye Ubi. Please go console only, and soon. That way we no longer have to listen to you.

Creston

This comment was edited on Jan 26, 2010, 12:53.
 
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