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Ubisoft Online Disruption

Ubisoft announces plans to change facilities where servers are hosted for many of its online games, which will result in some downtime. These moves will begin on February 7th, and will impact the following PC games: Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2, Might & Magic : Heroes VI, and The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom for Windows, and Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell Conviction for OS X. Thanks Computer and Video Games.

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53. Re: Ubisoft Online Disruption Feb 3, 2012, 16:30 SimplyMonk
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 3, 2012, 14:30:
... transition do not require a persistent online connection la Ubi always-on DRM in the first place so them not being available obviously has nothing to do with any always-on requirements.

I'm pretty sure that if my single player game is no longer playable when an external server is turned off... than that can be classified as DRM even if it is just the result of horrible coding or some other unnecessary dependency. Maybe you are right and this isn't caused by Ubisoft's trademarked always-on DRM itself, but if it produces the same effect to the end-user, I fail to see why you are so aggressive against people who take issue with Ubisoft's methodology of installing online dependencies for their single player games.

At that point you are just arguing semantics.

This comment was edited on Feb 3, 2012, 16:55.
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