Ubi: DRM is Vital to our Business

In an interview with Ubisoft’s Maxime Béland, the creative director behind Splinter Cell Conviction, gamers learn what Ubisoft’s DRM means to the company. Béland clearly states that the new DRM “is vital to our business”. I guess business is booming in the DRM campaign. Let’s recap some of the past DRM schemes. Clearly Star Force was one of the major hits with the older Splinter Cell Games. However, Ubi eventually listened to gamers and dropped Star Force from future titles. Soon after Ubi switched to SecuROM. However, they also switched after taking some heat about having to have the disk in the drive to play, install limits, and the service itself was easily cracked. This brings us to present day where DRM just seems to be evolving.

Maxime Béland: Yes, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction will include the same DRM as all Ubisoft PC titles. We consider that protecting our PC games is vital to our business and will allow us to continue investing in the development of creative and innovative games on the PC platform.

Source: vg247.com