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Always-on DRM confirmed for Driver: San Francisco PC

27 Jul 2011  by   Paul Younger

Ubisoft know that all PC owners have secretly been missing their godawful always-on DRM, so they’ve brought it back for Driver: San Francisco.
For a while, the publisher seemed to realise that a DRM system that would drop players from a single player game faster than vaseline-coated duck might not be such a great idea. Especially as it meant people who pirated the title actually had a better playing experience than those who’d paid full price. RUSE didn’t have the system, and neither did the PC version of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.
Driver: San Francisco, however, will. It’ll also demand a ‘Uplay Passport’ to access multiplayer features (free with every original purchase, but an extra £7 GBP or so if you pick the game up second hand) making it possibly the least attractive PC purchase in a good long while.
As an added bonus, this driving game about driving yourself around on driveways that is literally called Driver will not support steering wheel controllers. Enjoy!
If for some mysterious reason you still have any interest in this shrivelled husk of a game, have a read of our hands-on preview.
Sources: Twitter #1, Twitter #2

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