I don't see why we are discussing steam when this news item is about Ubi Soft drm servers failing. This has zero/nothing, let me repeat NOTHING to do with steam. So, just because you don't like the most successful PC digital distribution(soon coming to MAC), it still has nothing to do with UBIsoft crappy new DRM.
PS. again with Silent Hunter 5, the game is extremly buggy at release just like SH3 was and hopes of long support are slim, this is bigger problem than the terrible DRM itself because the GAME ITSELF IS NOT WORTH THE DRM.
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