Ubisoft will stop using its always-on DRM scheme that required an internet connection to play their PC games! RPS: But last year it was said that the so-called "always-on" DRM had shown a clear reduction in piracy. The quote was, "A clear reduction in piracy from our titles, which required a persistent online connection, and from that point of view the requirement is a success." Have you any data to evidence this, and if so, are you going to publish it?
Perotti: I'm not going to comment on data. That was an unfortunate comment. We have listened to feedback, and since June last year our policy for all of PC games is that we only require a one-time online activation when you first install the game, and from then you are free to play the game offline.
RPS: Thats excellent news. So do you have any regrets about the always-on DRM that you had been using?
Perotti: We've listened to feedback, we will continue to listen to feedback, we will continue to make sure that we deliver great games and great services, and are now operating under this policy.