Here We Go Again
Ubisoft's controversial DRM that requires gamers to maintain an unbroken internet connection while playing proved to be immensely unpopular following the PC release of Assassin's Creed II and Silent Hunter V. Not only that, but it was cracked within weeks. You'd think that the rampant public condemnation would have been enough to make Ubi shelve the programme for good... but it looks like the system is set to make a comeback.
From Dust and Driver: San Francisco will be sporting the 'always on' DRM if their Steam listings are anything to go by, even though the former is a fully singleplayer experience. We hope that Ubisoft has found a balance between identifying pirates and suddenly killing games in progress due to unavoidable network lapses... but don't hold your breath.
UPDATE: Ubisoft has officially denied that From Dust will feature the DRM. No news on Driver as yet, though.
UPDATE 2: From Dust released... and it features the DRM.
UPDATE 3: Ubisoft has removed the DRM. Seriously now, make your minds up.