The PC version of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations will not use Ubisoft’s unpopular DRM measures which require a constant internet connection to play.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun are reporting that Assassin’s Creed: Revelations will require PC players undergo a one-time online activation upon their first launch, rather than the controversial ‘always-on’ DRM that has been slapped on previous Ubisoft games.
Considering the incredible strictness of always-on anti-piracy measures, it’s no surprise Ubisoft have had a hard time imposing it on gamers. In the past few weeks alone they’ve released From Dust with always-online DRM after stating they wouldn’t, subsequently patched it back out, then repeated the whole dance with the PC port of Driver: San Francisco – though in the latter’s case, always-on DRM didn’t even last until the release date. Remarkable.
With any luck, the fact that the imperfect but far less draconian one-time activation system is now being used as default may indicate a change in policy. As always, we’ve got you covered for all things Assassin’s Creed: Revelations right here on BeefJack.