It seems that hacker group Skid-Row has already taken down Ubisoft’s new DRM scheme, within 24 hours of the release of Silent Hunter V for Windows. Ubisoft’s DRM plans, also to be in place with next week’s Assassin’s Creed II, require that the title be online throughout all single-player gameplay. This Online Service Platform DRM makes the game unplayable without an internet connection.
Anyone else remember when games had giant spinner decoders to ensure you didn’t make a copy? What about when you could play a game without an internet connection? Understandably, many legit owners of the game will be looking for this hack to play the game in their internet-lacking areas.