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More on Ubisoft DRM

More details about Ubisoft's controversial online DRM scheme are available on Ars Technica, where they spoke with Ubi about how DRM in the Settlers 7 will operate, learning that details on the system may vary from game-to-game, and that Internet interruptions in the upcoming strategy sequel will not cause players to lose any progress, unlike what we recently learned about Assassin's Creed II, and that momentary connection glitches will simply pause the game. A more complete quote on the topic follows.

"Where exactly you are reconnected in the game may differ from title to title. Settlers 7 reconnects at the exact point where the connection was lost, AC2 reconnects you at the last checkpoint (and not the last auto save, as indicated in the CVG article). There are many checkpoints so you're back to the point where you got disconnected in no time."

We were assured that only happens if the disconnection is lengthy. If you're cut off for just a second or two, the game simply pauses and continues on. Ars was also told that nothing will happen if your connection slows down. "Our online services platform will require a maximum of 50kbps of available bandwidth, so even with the slowest connection, gameplay won’t be affected."

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