With Ubisoft’s new digital rights management regime for the PC proving both easy to circumvent and wildly unpopular, the publisher has been rushing to make changes to the system in an attempt to appease consumers.
Example: Assassin’s Creed II isn’t even out yet on PC, yet Ubisoft has already upgraded the game to v1.1, the main change awaiting purchasers of the game being the fact the game “can now be continued from the exact same point when connection is restored”.
Previously, Ubisoft had said that should a player lose their internet connection – a requirement under the company’s ridiculous new DRM scheme – their singleplayer, offline game would drop out, and upon reloading you’d be left at your last checkpoint, not the actual point where the game cut out on you.
It won’t appease the furious masses, and nor should it, but at least it’s an acknowledgement of how unpopular this whole thing has become.
[Assassin’s Creed II, thanks Steve!]