If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Ubisoft to ditch StarForce DRM for new application 

ubisoftlogo1b

Ubisoft has announced it's replacing its StarForce digital rights management application for a newer method.

Now, customers who purchase PC titles from the company will connect to a Ubi.com account to authenticate games online each time a title is played, which means in order to play - you will always have to be connected to the internet.

Players won't need the the game disc in the drive for authentication, it allows unlimited installations, and all customer save data will be stored remotely on Ubisoft servers - which means no offline play support should your internet go down.

"If you own a hundred PCs, you can install your games on a hundred PCs," Brent Wilkinson, director of production planning at Ubisoft, told GamsSpy "We think most people are going to be fine with it. Most people are always connected to an Internet connection."

The new DRM is expected to debut during the closed Beta for The Settlers 7 and is slated to become standard with all Ubisoft PC releases.

This includes the PC release of Assassin's Creed 2, which hits the UK March 5 and North America March 16.

There's a FAQ for the new SecuROM system through here.

Thanks, Edge.

About the Author

Stephany Nunneley avatar

Stephany Nunneley

News Editor

Half-blind/half-dyslexic, bad typist, wine enthusiast, humanitarian, intellectual savant, idiot savior, lover of all things nonsensical, animal hoarder and highly sarcastic.

Support VG247

You give us money, we give you an ad-free reading experience, merch discounts, a newsletter every month, and elite status amongst your friends.

See more information

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 Merch