Ubisoft is at it Again – Driver: San Francisco on the PC to Require Constant Internet Connection

on July 27, 2011 8:30 PM

Oh dear. Here we go again. On the game’s official Twitter account, it was announced that the PC version of Driver: San Francisco would have the asinine DRM in it once again that requires a constant internet connection or you can’t play the game you paid $50 for.

As we all know, this isn’t the first time DRM this strict has been let into the wild from Ubisoft. It was a big deal last year around their release of some high profile games and, to this day, remains the reason I haven’t taken the plunge and picked up Settlers 7. They did back off for a while, after some understandable backlash from fans. Apparently that only gets you so far, because it’s back.

If you’re a fan of the Driver franchise and are planning on playing on the PC, how do you feel about this? I don’t even much care for the requirement to manually put Steam in offline mode, let alone DRM that doesn’t let you play unless you have an internet connection. It’s a fact of life that people’s connections aren’t up 100% of the time, and it really bugs me that I won’t be able to play my game if I am offline. Perhaps, just maybe, Ubisoft will change their minds again, who knows?

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Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.