Ubisoft generated controversy last year when the use of DRM for which an “always-on” Internet connection is needed, became a respected principle of the company.
This means that users who have the misfortune of having a connection problem, or simply lose service, are returned to the main menu. The inclusion of the DRM protection makes it impossible to play games offline, even when using the “single player” mode. The problem escalated when due to failures of Ubisoft authorization servers legitimate players have been ‘plugged out’ several times (which wouldn’t have happened with pirated versions).
Ubisoft appears confident in the efficiency of the DRM with regard to anti-piracy fighting despite the numerous complaints from unsatisfied customers.
“Driver: San Francisco,” is the latest game to use DRM; the launched was announced for August.