Last year's release of Settlers 7 for PC came with a pesky bit of DRM that required players to be constantly connected to the internet. Failure to do so resulted in being booted back to the title screen and getting locked out of the game.
The unpopular DRM was subsequently used for the likes of Assassin's Creed 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction, but players on Reddit suggest Ubisoft's PC games no longer require a constant connection to the net to play.
It appears that Ubisoft games still require an internet connection to boot up, but once the initial validation check is complete, players are able to continue to play should their connection drop.
Ubi initially defended its notorious DRM in an interview with PC Gamer.
The change is sure to go down well with PC players awaiting the upcoming release of the record-breaking Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.
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