Ubisoft has removed its controversial DRM technology for PC games. Although the company faced much criticism when it was announced, Ubi went ahead and released the DRM together with Settlers 7, which required players to constantly be connected to the internet in order to play their own games.
Ubisoft believed that their DRM technology was the "the best way to deal with" piracy. However, gamers criticized it further when a slew of server attacks brought Ubisoft servers down, preventing customers from playing their games.
With the DRMs removal, players no longer need to stay connected and can play their games offline, although it still require a connection when authenticating.