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Driver: San Francisco Requires Permanent Internet Connection

The upcoming PC version of Ubisoft's Driver: San Francisco features the company's unpopular DRM solution and Uplay Passport.

It's almost as if they don't trust us: PC gamers planning on playing Ubisoft's upcoming Driver: San Francisco better make sure that their Internet connection is in full working order, because without it you're not going to be able to play -- much like Assassin's Creed II and Settlers 7. If your connection drops, so does your game.

Confirmation of the inclusion of the controversial DRM came in a tweet from the official Twitter account for the game. Ubisoft's response for people who didn't appreciate the inclusion of this DRM system was that the console version would be available at the same time.

True enough; but then console owners have to contend with Ubi's new Uplay Passport system preventing owners of preowned copies from accessing "multiplayer and bonus features" without paying an extra $9.99 or 800 Microsoft Points.

Ubisoft claims to be "working to evolve and improve" its DRM systems, but this sounds awfully like the same service used in earlier titles -- a service which, when hacked last March caused legitimate players to be unable to play the games they had purchased for considerable periods of time.

Now come on, Ubisoft. We thought you were over this nonsense.


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