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Ubisoft: DRM strategy is a "success"

Always-on internet sees off piracy.

Ubisoft's controversial DRM strategy that demands a persistent online connection for many of its PC titles has successfully reduced levels of piracy, the publisher has claimed.

A company spokesperson told PC Gamer that the strategy had resulted in "a clear reduction in piracy of our titles which required a persistent online connection, and from that point of view the requirement is a success."

As revealed earlier this week, Driver: San Francisco is the latest Ubisoft PC title to demand users only play when they have an internet connection, following in the footsteps of Settlers 7 and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, among others.

It launches on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 2nd September.

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