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

Thursday, 12 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.