Ubisoft recently caused a stir by announcing its new anti-piracy system which requires online authentication and an always-on Internet connection while a game is being played.According to Softpedia (via PC Gamer), titles that are being looked at to include the new system are Splinter Cell: Conviction, Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic, Assassin’s Creed II, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and the new Ghost Recon title.Whether all of these titles will feature this new anti-piracy measure is unknown as nothing appears to have been set in stone as yet. The gaming community has not been happy with Ubisoft’s decision to make an always-on Internet connection a requirement to play but it looks like it’s coming regardless and Ubi obviously feels that it won’t  hamper sales.Piracy has always been a hot topic in the world of PC gaming and this system shows that Ubisoft is attempting to tackle the problem head-on. A spokesperson for the publisher added “It’s a huge problem – you know it, I know it, other people know it. It really is a very important issue that all serious companies need to address.”  

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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