Ubi drops always-on DRM on AC: Brotherhood PC

By Stephany Nunneley
22 February 2011 18:22 GMT

Ubisoft has confirmed to VG247 that Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood will lack Ubisoft’s always-on DRM on the PC.

Last week, the Steam page for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood made no mention of Ubisoft’s always-on PC DRM, and today it has been confirmed by a Ubisoft representative that the controversial method will not be included in the game.

“The PC version of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, after an initial login, will be playable offline in single player mode,” confirmed the rep.

Of course, to play the multiplayer portions, one will have to be online obviously, but at least the single-player portion will be playable offline.

Ubisoft’s PC DRM has had its share of controversy in the past, as it forces players to be connected to the Internet at all times if they wish to play. Should a players internet connection drop, progress could be lost.

Last month, it was revealed that the firm was dropping the always-on requirement from a lot of its titles, but an initial connection to validate your install would still be required.

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is out March 17 in the US and March 18 in Europe.

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