From Dust PC DRM to be removed by patch

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 01:57 GMT By Brenna Hillier

In response to ongoing complaints, Ubisoft will release a patch to rectify the PC port of From Dust’s DRM issues.

“Our tech teams are working on a patch that should release in approximately two weeks that will eliminate the need for any online authentication,” a post on the Ubisoft forums revealed.

The patch is taking some time to produce as Ubisoft are working to ensure those whose progress is stored on the publisher’s servers will not be lost once the always-on requirement is removed.

“Once the patch is ready, players who already have the game will automatically receive the update on their next login and subsequent game sessions will be 100 percent offline,” it promised.

The PC version From Dust has been the centre of much anger after an incorrect and since deleted comment on the game’s forums suggested it would not make use of Ubisoft’s always-on DRM. At launch, this was found to not be the case – among other issues.

Ubisoft issued an apology for the mix up in the same post:

“We recognize that one of our posts in the From Dust forum regarding the need for authentication in the game was not clear. We sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding.”

Thanks, RPS.