From Dust DRM to Change

There's a From Dust PC Official Statement on the Ubisoft Forums announcing a change to the god game's DRM after the recent dust up over it requiring online authentication every time it is launched. Here's word saying this requirement will be removed within a couple of weeks:
We recognize that one of our posts in the From Dust forum regarding the need for authentication in the game was not clear. We sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding. Our tech teams are working on a patch that should release in approximately two weeks that will eliminate the need for any online authentication. This development time is required as we are working to ensure that those who have already started the game, and who’s progress is currently saved on our servers, will receive and save their game information locally. Once the patch is ready, players who already have the game will automatically receive the update on their next login and subsequent game sessions will be 100% offline.
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Dev wrote on Aug 22, 2011, 21:38:
Yakubs wrote on Aug 22, 2011, 21:33:
Isn't this the same old story with Ubisoft? They put in draconian DRM then a couple weeks later they say "OOOPS! Sorry folks! It'll be removed with a patch soon enough." as if that will pacify the sheeple.

At this point I'm convinced they actually plan this "apology" out in advance as damage control for the launch day DRM bullshit.

No. They still haven't removed that crap from Settlers 7. As as the post below indicates, Silent Hunter either. Guess the outcry wasn't big enough for those games.

I mean come on, most of the sales are made after the first month or 2. Ubi obviously thinks most are made even after 2 weeks with From Dust, either that or they just want to delay a couple days before the crack hits so people desperate for the game on release will buy it.

The game was already cracked before it came out. I'm sure using the DRM in an attempt to delay that happening and preserve the release day sales is part of their strategy, but it obviously doesn't work.
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