POP and Shaun White for PC DRM-free

Ubisoft confirms.

Ubisoft has confirmed that two of its most recent PC releases have gone on sale in shops without any form of digital rights management software (DRM).

"I can confirm that Prince of Persia and Shaun White Snowboarding on PC do not include DRM but we have no further comment to make," a spokesperson told Eurogamer today.

The move - first spotted in POP - had surprised PC gamers, who had argued against the measures in both Assassin's Creed and Rainbow Six Vegas 2.

When POP was found to be DRM-free, community developer Chris Easton said, "A lot of people complain that DRM is what forces people to pirate games but as POP PC has no DRM we'll see how truthful people actually are."

There's no word yet on the piracy rate of either game relative to their DRM'd-up contemporaries, but expect the results to be interesting when they do emerge a few months down the line.

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