Ubisoft's "always on" DRM has been defeated, according to a report on CNET
, where they say a playable cracked version of Assassin's Creed II
is now in the wild. All new Ubisoft PC games, including AC2, include internet-based validation that has caused problems
playing games, but has been described by
the publisher as "vital" to its business. It seems a little unusual for a mainstream site like CNET to post updates on pirated software, though Ubisoft's public denial
of the previous report that their DRM was cracked has arguably set a precedent for this as a news topic. Thanks Joao.