Wait what? Is Ubisoft backing off? Wait wait, didn’t they state that this always-online DRM decreased their game’s piracy and that it was a success? And now they are removing it and apologizing to PC gamers? Wow, nice job Ubisoft. But this attempt to damage control PC gamers’ frustration is not good enough and they will always remember your statements. Or at least, we will since you treat us the way you did.
So, according to a mail we got from Ubisoft’s support team, the company is working on removing the online authentication of From Dust. Oh yeah, you read that right.
Ubisoft’s representative told us that their tech teams are working on a patch that should release in approximately two weeks and will eliminate the need for any online authentication. This development time is required as they are working to ensure that those who have already started the game, and who’s progress is currently saved on their 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.
And there you have it. You could do this from the very start Ubisoft and avoid all this negative comments from PC gamers. And make no mistake, PC gamers don’t forget those we treat them the way you did!
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."