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Driver: San Francisco DRM Relaxed

The Ubisoft Forums have word that Ubisoft has reconsidered the plan to use their unpopular always-on DRM in Driver: San Francisco, and players will not be required to be connected to the internet to play the upcoming open-world driving action game (thanks Shacknews). Here's the announcement:

We've heard your feedback regarding the permanent internet connection requirement for Driver and have made the decision to no longer include it. So this means that Driver PC gamers will only need to sign in at game launch but can subsequently choose to play the game offline.

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14. Re: Driver: San Francisco DRM Relaxed Aug 18, 2011, 12:35 kanniballl
 
Eh, I have mixed feelings.

On one hand, part of me says "so what." At least in my condition, my internet connection has been rock-solid-stable for a couple of years now and am always online anyway. If it's a game I really really want to play, that's not enough to make me skip it. Though maybe if it's a coin-toss to get the game, I'll pass. So not enough to rage, but enough to reconsider.

On the other hand, yeh there are lots of arguments to be made against the whole online-always thing.
- Not everyone has a stable connection
- Some people might be without Internet (moving, traveling, etc)
- Some people use laptops and might want to play at the airport or something
- WHY SHOULD A SINGLE PLAYER GAME NEED TO BE ONLINE?!?!? Really, it makes no sense.
- etc

In which case, what does the publisher really gain by turning it from "always on" to "must be on at startup."

They might as well just turn off the DRM entirely at that point.
 
"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
-Fry, Futurama
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