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Report: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood PC Will Not Use Always-Online DRM

The PC release of Ubisoft's stealth action game Assassin's Creed Brotherhood will not implement the controversial DRM seen in its previous release Assassin's Creed II, according to media reports.
The PC release of Ubisoft's stealth action game Assassin's Creed Brotherhood will not implement the controversial DRM seen in previous release Assassin's Creed 2, according to media reports. Assassin's Creed II required the consumer to have a constant active internet connection to play on PC when it was first released on the platform in March 2010. News site VG247 is now reporting that Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, due for release on PC next month, will lose the intrusive digital rights protection. However, the game will still require an initial online login. A Ubisoft representative confirmed that "The PC version of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, after an initial login, will be playable offline in single player mode". Ubisoft's authentication DRM was heavily criticized when it first launched at the start of 2010. The publisher eventually removed the DRM from its games last month, allowing users to play all its 2010 PC titles offline. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood was released last November for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It was announced last week that the title has been nominated for seven awards at the British Academy Video Games Awards, to be held on March 16 in London. The game also received an award from the Writers Guild of America for its story and script, beating nominees like Fallout: New Vegas and God of War III.

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