Ubisoft Backtrack On From Dust DRM

By Chloe Read on August 23, 2011, 10:28AM EDT

Following the negative response that Ubisoft has received towards the DRM applied to the PC port of From Dust, the company is now backtracking and are working on a patch to remove the technology.

The DRM in question made it so that it was only possible to play the title with a internet connection. When they received a lot of bad feedback from consumers via their forums and the From Dust Facebook page, Ubisoft moved to fix the issue. An Ubisoft Forum Manager wrote in an official statement:

"Our tech teams are working on a patch that should release in approximately two weeks that will eliminate the need for any online authentication. This development time is required as we are working to ensure that those who have already started the game, and who's progress is currently saved on our servers, will receive and save their game information locally. Once the patch is ready, players who already have the game will automatically receive the update on their next login and subsequent game sessions will be 100% offline."

DRM has a bad reputation amongst fans and games creators alike, ultimately causing people to question whether it works at all to counter piracy, especially when the main result tends to be angry customers. The struggle between publishers and gamers shall no doubt continue.

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