R.U.S.E. says N.O. to Ubisoft DRM, but “most” Ubi PC games will continue to use it

Thursday, 12th August 2010 10:52 GMT By Nathan Grayson


This had better not be some kind of clever… er, stratagem or subterfuge, Ubisoft.

According to a Steam Community post from the team behind Ubisoft’s caps lock-loving RTS, the publisher’s unpopular DRM won’t be rearing its ugly head in the PC version of R.U.S.E.

“When R.U.S.E. is released in September, it will benefit from Valve’s Steamworks API to offer the best community experience to players. Consequently, a Steam account and Internet connection will be required to activate the game, as per Steam policy. For this reason, R.U.S.E. will not use the Ubisoft protection. Single-player can be played offline,” read the post.

Ubi DRM will still be used for “most of our PC games,” says Ubisoft

R.U.S.E. may have kicked Ubisoft’s always-connected anti-piracy software to the curb, but the much-maligned DRM is far from six feet under.

“We will continue to use Ubisoft protection system on most of our PC Games,” Ubisoft’s Stefano Petrullo told VG247.

So there you have it. R.U.S.E. is the exception – not the rule. Shame, that.



  1. Freek

    In a single press release acknowledge that Steams system is superior but then also anounce they will continue to use their own shitty system for most of thier games in future.
    Well done Ubisoft!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Yoshi

    I bet they decided to do this for 2 reasons.
    1. No-one seems to give a shit about R.U.S.E
    2. To make people think R.U.S.E will be so much better now

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DSB

    I quite like R.U.S.E., but whether you’re buying the one game that isn’t sabotaged or not, you’re still supporting a company hellbent on punishing its paying PC customers in favor of some wild pirate chase.

    #3 4 years ago

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