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Ubi updates PC DRM to start play from “exact” point of connection-loss

Thursday, 4th March 2010 09:25 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Ubisoft’s now updated its Assassin’s Creed II PC DRM to ensure players will be able to start from the exact point they were at in the game if they lose their internet connection.

The publisher’s raised the game to v1.1 despite the fact it hasn’t even released yet almost certainly thanks to a huge backlash against DRM plans for both this title and the upcoming PC version of Splinter Cell: Conviction.

ACII will need an internet connection to play at all. The furore surrounding the new Ubi DRM centred on the fact that if the player lost his or her line, they could be sent back to a previous section of the game when connection was restored.

It was reported this morning that the system’s already been cracked, based on the release of submarine game Silent Hunter 5.

Assassin’s Creed II releases for PC tomorrow.

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  1. Bulk Slash

    Too little, too late. Take the DRM out altogether Ubi and I will buy it.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. endgame

    what? conviction will have it too? well than i’m definitely not buying that. i’ll just have to find other ways of playing it. :D

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Freek

    Ubi, call me when the DRM has no impact on the gameplay at all, and we’ll talk, otherwise: no sale.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Tamo123

    Still not buying it. End of.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Joe_Gamer

    Still not gonna buy it you greedy pricks. Sad thing is AC2 probably would have sold really well making a good argument for more PC titles. Oh Ubi you screwed us all on this one.

    #5 4 years ago