Ubisoft DRM servers “under attack again”

By Patrick Garratt
8 March 2010 20:04 GMT


Will whoever’s “attacking” Ubisoft’s DRM servers give it a rest? The poor loves over there must be in a right state by now.

Ubi’s just tweeted that its DRM servers are, yet again, “under attack”. Basically, this means some people can’t play the firm’s PC games.

“Our servers are under attack again,” typed a rep, presumably sitting in some kind of pulsating bunker.

“Some gamers are experiencing trouble signing in. We’re working on it and will keep you posted.”

This isn’t going well. In case you’ve been under a rock for the past few weeks, Ubisoft’s chosen form of PC DRM means players have to maintain a connection with its servers. Over the weekend, the publisher claimed it was “attacked,” meaning the servers went down. Which meant some couldn’t play Assassin’s Creed II and Silent Hunter 5.

Ubi’s apologised for the down-time. Best keep the siren wailing for a while yet.

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