Games publisher Ubisoft has confirmed that a number of its legitimate PC customers will be unable to play their games from tomorrow (Feb 7) because of problems with the titles’ digital rights management (DRM) antipiracy schemes.
The company said it was “transitioning the hosting of many of its online services from a third-party data center to a new facility”, and as a result, most of its games will lose online functionality.
However, because some of Ubisoft’s PC and Mac games feature DRM that require a constant online connection to the publisher’s servers, those games will be completely unplayable when the publisher takes those servers down for the transition.
The games that will be impacted are:
Assassin’s Creed – Mac
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 – PC
Might & Magic: Heroes VI – PC
Splinter Cell Conviction – Mac
The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom – PC
The Settlers – Mac
Games that will have online functionality throughout the transition are:
Just Dance 3
Driver: San Francisco
The Settlers Online
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations