Thursday, February 18, 2010

Why you should boycott Assassin's Creed II on the PC


When it comes to DRM you should know by now what my stance on it is.  If you don't, you can read my prior posts here:

Ubisoft had come up with a new "anti-piracy plan."  Their solution for DRM is making sure that you have a constant connection to the internet.  Meaning the second you lose your connection for whatever reason, be it you tripping over an ethernet cord, low wireless signal, or hell even Ubisoft's DRM servers going on the fritz, your game ends, you lose any and all unsaved progress until your internet is up and running again.

Ubisoft plans in incorporating this type of DRM into the Assassin's Creed II game when it comes out on PC.  All I can say is I certainly won't be buying the game.  Nothing pisses me off more then when companies tell you what you can or can't do with their products... Even after the fact that you OWN it.

What's funny will be the hundreds of thousands of people whom download the game illegally who will be laughing at Ubisoft for attempting to protect themselves in such a dumb way.

Oh well, they'll learn their lessons eventually.