Neoseeker : News : Less piracy for 'always on' DRM titles, says Ubisoft
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Lorx Jul 28, 11
The last time I looked into a game where Ubisoft used the 'always on' was when it hit the Assassin's Creed series, and that was cracked in record time for a modern, DRM-heavy game. A rough crack was out within a day, if I recall correctly.

Whether actually effective on the piracy front or not, they can't deny the fact that it brings less legitimate sales through ticking off the community.

A hacking group left this message for Ubisoft a while ago for ACII:
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Next time focus on the game and not on the DRM. It was probably horrible for all legit users.
They were right, it was horrible. Not an experience I would be willing to pay somebody to repeat.
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chautemoc Jul 28, 11
Lorx It was first used with AC2 and took months to crack properly. Ubisoft was very pleased about it. I'm not sure about more recent games.
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Gligar Jul 28, 11
I'm sure ubisoft will have a good drm BUT hackers like skidrow and multi5 will bypass it. This is the slogan for hackers:
build a bulletproof vest and we'll build a bullet to go through it. build a bigger bulletproof vest and we'll build a bigger bullet.
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Lorx Jul 28, 11
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Lorx It was first used with AC2 and took months to crack properly. Ubisoft was very pleased about it. I'm not sure about more recent games.
A rough hack was released pretty early on, but I don't remember the success rate. Either way, the point still stands that it really makes the game a pain for paying players.
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Hellfire29 Jul 29, 11
Piracy rates were probably down a fair bit, but legit sales would of taken a huge nose dive. Definitely not a worth while solution.
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Insanity Prevails Jul 29, 11
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...and from that point of view the requirement is a success.
If by success they mean "pissing off honest paying customers and driving them away" then yeah, sure, wild success.

It wouldn't be so bad if Ubisoft's idea of DRM wasn't so ridiculously intrusive.
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