If you’ve recently purchased an Ubisoft game, then you might have noticed their always-on DRM. This copy protection requires that you’re always online when you play a game, so Ubisoft can constantly monitor and verify that your game has been legitimately purchased (and is not activated with e.g. a keygen). It also has the drawback that you always need to play on a computer with internet enabled and even worse that in case your internet connection drops, the game instantly stops.
Today, Ubisoft’s worldwide director for online games, Stephanie Perotti, has said in an interview with the gamer site RockPaperShotgun that Ubisoft will no longer use this copy protection and that their entire anti-copy measures will be less strict. Besides the drop of the requirement to be constantly online, Ubisoft will now also you to activate your game on as many machines as you want. You still need to activate the game online once and then you’re free to play it offline as much as you want.