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Ubisoft DRM Titles Confirmed

Ubisoft confirms their controversial new DRM scheme that requires a constant online connection will be used in Splinter Cell: Conviction, Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic, Assassin's Creed 2, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, and the new Ghost Recon game, reports Softpedia by way of PC Gamer magazine. They offer a quote from a Ubisoft spokesperson: "It's hard for us to say, yes, from now until the day that we all die all of our games are going to include this but most will." Thanks Shacknews.

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56. Re: Ubisoft DRM Titles Confirmed Feb 27, 2010, 10:36 Dev
 
Bumpy:
LOL, no drm is huge failure? So you are saying the previous prince of persia game failed hugely (ubisoft hyped it as having very little DRM)? Why would they bother making another if that was the case?

Looking at the sales, it sold 2.2 million in ONE MONTH. Yeah thats a huge failure alright.

Fallout 3, very little DRM. In fact, installing popular modding tools bypasses the DRM. Was that a huge failure? Such a huge failure that interplay is sueing to get a piece of that pie. Such a huge failure that bethesda died as a studio and didn't get a change to merge with id right?

That indy title, gratuitous space battles, totally without DRM. I bought it almost entirely to SUPPORT him doing that (I haven't played it since the beta, which reminds me I need to give it a try now that its out), I've seen ads for that on other sides I frequent, so if he can afford that he's not doing too poorly.

Stardock and gal civ titles, very little drm (a serial check to download patches with new content) that breakout series into their first serious retail presence surely failed eh?

That world of goo sale where you could name your price, that game has no DRM. Obviously no one bothered to pay anything for it when they could download it right?
Edit: They did some fascinating analysis on the sale:
http://2dboy.com/page/3/
Some tidbits, thier steam sales ROSE 40% (although it was priced much higher than the name your own price) during that sale, and thier wiiware sales rose too. The sale obviously gave them exposure and people wanted to play it on thier preferred platform.

This comment was edited on Feb 27, 2010, 10:50.
 
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