Assassin’s Creed Revelations DRM Only Requires One-Time Activation

The DRM for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed game will only require a first time activation and will not ask players to remain online as they play the game.


Ubisoft appears to have learned its lesson with the release of From Dust, which garnered numerous complaints due to the company's insistence on including a DRM system that required players to remain online while playing the game.

This "always-online" DRM kicked players out of the game in the event that their internet connections disconnected, if only for a second.

Fans of the Assassin's Creed series on the PC should be happy to know that the upcoming Assassin's Creed Revelations for the PC will not feature always-online DRM, with the company opting instead to offer a system that only requires a first-time activation, at which point the game will run without the necessity of being connected to the internet.

It's good for military gamers serving out in Afghanistan as they'll be able to take on the role of Ezio Auditore without needing to stay connected to the internet.

With any luck, Ubisoft will show some sense and make it so that all of their future games—and perhaps even some of their present ones, like Heroes of Might and Magic VI and The Settlers 7—will do the same.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations is set for a November 29 release on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.