Aug 22, 2011

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Ubisoft Dumping From Dust DRM

Ubisoft Dumping From Dust DRM

Those who have been following the release of the PC version of From Dust know that it has went anything but smooth.  After Ubisoft initially stated that it would not feature a DRM  that required players to have an internet connection to play every time, Ubisoft released it with a DRM that required players to have an internet connection every time they logged on to play From Dust.  Now, it appears that Ubisoft has decided to cave in and give gamers what they were told they would be getting.  Ubisoft will be releasing a patch within two weeks that removes the game’s DRM.

The full statement is below:

We recognize that one of our posts in the From Dust forum regarding the need for authentication in the game was not clear. We sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding. Our tech teams are working on a patch that should release in approximately two weeks that will eliminate the need for any online authentication.

This development time is required as we are working to ensure that those who have already started the game, and who’s progress is currently saved on our servers, will receive and save their game information locally.
Once the patch is ready, players who already have the game will automatically receive the update on their next login and subsequent game sessions will be 100% offline.

My review of From Dust will be ready Friday, August 26th, so check back then to read what Vivid Gamer thought of Ubisoft’s digital download-only game.

[Source: Ubisoft]