Ubisoft has told CVG that reports of its new always-online DRM system having been cracked already are false.
"You have probably seen rumors on the web that Assassin's Creed II and Silent Hunter 5 have been cracked," it said in reference to the earlier report of submarine sim Silent Hunter 5 having been cracked to work without being online constantly.
Ubi added: "Please know that this rumor is false and while a pirated version may seem to be complete at start up, any gamer who downloads and plays a cracked version will find that their version is not complete."
The DRM system, which requires users to be connected to the internet at all times during gameplay (there is no offline option), was included in submarine sim Silent Hunter 5 when it released in the US yesterday.
Crackers claim that those who download its pirated version need only "Install game and copy crack, it's that simple!" Are they telling porkies?