Ubisoft games withdrawl from Steam “nothing to do” with DRM

Friday, 19th March 2010 14:09 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Ubisoft’s just sent VG247 a statement on the report from this morning that Assassin’s Creed II and Silent Hunter V were withdrawn from Steam by Valve over its DRM issues.

The statement says the withdrawal has “nothing to do” with anything from both games DRM software, but more of a business decision. It also says the move only affects the UK portal.

Full statement below.

“The games listed are available for sale in all other countries on STEAM. The fact it is not available on STEAM UK has nothing to do with the DRM but is linked to a local business discussion between Ubisoft and Steam in UK.”

Already, it’s angered quite a lot of people, including some attacking the DRM servers on aforementioned titles. Valve’s Gabe Newell has said he’s not a big fan of what DRM is doing in games.



  1. Kamikaze_Tutor

    Business decision as in “UK is getting our games cheaper than the US and the rest of Europe through Steam and we can’t have that”.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Quiiick

    Of course it’s the lower price in the UK. No doubt about that.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. blackdreamhunk

    the real truth about ubisoft’s games and ubisoft.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. El_MUERkO

    I can only assume Ubi management have all been implanted with parts of Gary Busey’s brain.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. DeSpiritusBellum

    I think all the people at Ubisoft wear armbands with obscene symbols and big shady officers caps. With skulls on them.

    Aside from that, the less they sell the better I say. They deserve to go down in flames, just like a T3 tanker loaded to the brim taking a direct hit from a G7A torpedo.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Badger

    So reducing the amount of places you put your game up for sale is a credible business decision huh?

    Why do I, as a UK PC gamer constantly feel like I’m being shat on from a great height?!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. endgame

    well doooh! jeez u guys r such kids.

    #7 5 years ago

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