April 24, 2010
Assasins Creed II DRM Hacked!
Ubisoft in all of it’s wisdom in an effort to protect it’s workers and property decided to develop DRM that would require you to have a constant Internet connection to play Assassins Creed II online. This basically meant if your Internet connection dropped, even for a moment, the game would close. This has caused havoc for many gamers who live in areas with “less then stellar” Internet connections. This DRM has been a pain in the backside of legitimate players of the game. It even managed to keep hackers at bay for some time.
Today hackers have cracked Ubisofts DRM and then left a rather humorous message for them which read, “Thank you Ubisoft, this was quite [sic] a challenge for us, but nothing stops the leading force from doing what we do. Next time focus on the game and not on the DRM. It was probably horrible for all legit users. We just make their lifes [sic] easier.”
While I am not a proponent of piracy, solutions such as this one created by hacking groups ensure that Assassin’s Creed II will still be playable years from now, or in the event of a connection outage.
Personally, I have to agree with the hackers sentiments. DRM is starting to become more of a hassle to legitimate users more so then it deters pirates.